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Administration of vaccines

How to identify injection sites and use the correct techniques to administer vaccines for infants, children and adults

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Date added: 
8 June 2018
Last updated: 
8 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
8 June 2018
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Definitions

DTPa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine
IPV
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
BCG
bacille Calmette-Guérin
dT
diphtheria-tetanus vaccine for use in adults
dTpa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
13vPCV
13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
PCECV
purified chick embryo cell vaccine (rabies)
MMR
measles-mumps-rubella
MMRV
measles-mumps-rubella-varicella
23vPPV
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
NHMRC
National Health and Medical Research Council
WHO
World Health Organization
WA
Western Australia
DT
diphtheria-tetanus vaccine
JE
Japanese encephalitis