Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Recommendations for Intramuscular Injection and Needle Size
MedSun: Newsletter #31, December 2008

CDC Pinkbook

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended needle sizes and lengths for intramuscular vaccinations in the thigh and shoulder based on child age. Appendix D in the additional information links contains information specific to the pediatric patient population. Please visit the CDC or the references below for more information.

Additional Information:

CDC Vaccine Administration

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/Pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/D/vacc_admin.pdf

CDC - The Pink Book: Appendices. Appendix D. March 28, 2008.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/pink-appendx.htm#appd


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