Can I have a flu shot in the thigh?

Yes. It may not be as effective though. The shot is meant to be delivered into muscle, and depending on your fat distribution, the thigh may have a thicker layer of fat that prevents the needle from reaching the muscle.
Yes. The deltoid of the shoulder is the most common place for injections in adults, but the anterior part of the upper thigh is an excellent place as well.

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