Injection technique for immunisation

Diggle, Linda
January 2007
Practice Nurse;1/12/2007, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p34
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the injection technique for immunisation. The goal of vaccination is to obtain immunological protection with minimal trauma. Among the factors that contribute to the safe and effective delivery of a vaccine include the route of administration determined by the angle of the injection, whether tissue is stretched flat at the injection site and depth of needle insertion. The techniques include intramuscular, subcutaneous or intradermal injection which are determined by the vaccine being administered.


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