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How do you give a flu shot?
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Needle size
Good point on the length of the needle.
I have seen offices use the 5/8" needle which is way too short to get into the muscle. You must use at least a 1" needle depending on the person you are injecting.

In brief: Needle size
Good point on the length of the needle.
I have seen offices use the 5/8" needle which is way too short to get into the muscle. You must use at least a 1" needle depending on the person you are injecting.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Thank
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Into muscle
The trivalent inactivated vaccine for flu (flu shot) is injected into a muscle using a 22-25 gage(thin) needle 1 to 1 1/2 inch long.
Site selection varies but is usually outer arm, deltoid region for older kids & adults, thigh in infants.

In brief: Into muscle
The trivalent inactivated vaccine for flu (flu shot) is injected into a muscle using a 22-25 gage(thin) needle 1 to 1 1/2 inch long.
Site selection varies but is usually outer arm, deltoid region for older kids & adults, thigh in infants.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
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