toggle menuMENU After getting your first, second or booster jab you no longer need to wait fifteen minutes Question:After getting your first, second or booster jab you no longer need to wait fifteen minutesAnswer:Why? Having now given millions of people Pfizer or Moderna vaccination in the UK the risk of serious allergic vaccinations has been found to be low (1 per 100,000 vaccine doses) Temporarily suspending the wait increases the number of people who can be vaccinated over a short period of time to tackle the rapid increase in cases of COVID-19. What now happens? Instead of waiting for 15 minutes after their vaccine, anyone coming forward for the jab is now asked to adhere to the following guidance. avoid leaving the centre if you feel unwell let the centre know if you have a history of allergies do not drive for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine if you are vaccinated at home, you may need to arrange to have someone with you make sure the person you are with has a phone available if you get tingling or throat tightness, get the person you are with to dial 999 or call for help if you are near the vaccine centre. Find out more on GOV UK.