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A 26-year-old male asked:

i'm having meningitis and tetanus vaccination this week. can i ask the nurse to inject both in my buttocks? i hate that needle to go in my arm.

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Both of these injections can be given intramuscularly in the buttocks or thighs instead of the arms.

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Last updated Dec 13, 2014

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