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Whether flu shots can be given in the hip?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The flu shot is given usually in the deltoid (upper arm) with a short needle in the muscle itself.
It could be given in the buttock as long as it is given in the muscle with a needle long enough to reach the muscle and you are sure it is in the muscle. Easier to get in the upper arm and you don't have to drop trow!

In brief: Yes
The flu shot is given usually in the deltoid (upper arm) with a short needle in the muscle itself.
It could be given in the buttock as long as it is given in the muscle with a needle long enough to reach the muscle and you are sure it is in the muscle. Easier to get in the upper arm and you don't have to drop trow!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Flu shots
Yes, flu shots can be given in the buttox near the hip.

In brief: Flu shots
Yes, flu shots can be given in the buttox near the hip.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Agree. Buttocks. NOT hip. In children, deltoid or anterolateral thigh. Not buttocks.
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