An adult is having a subcutaneous injection in the deltoid. The person giving the injection is holding the person’s shoulder with their left hand, and inserting the needle upwards into the deltoid, at a 45 degree angle to the arm.
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Figure. Recommended technique for giving multiple vaccine injections into the anterolateral thigh in an infant
Figure. Vastus lateralis injection site on the anterolateral thigh
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