On my floor, I've only administered a handful of flu or pneumonia vaccines. I know pneumonia is IM, I think flu is too.. however, when I was at the MD yesterday to receive my flu shot, I received it in my left arm with a #25 gauge needle... isn't that SC(?) .. while my blood was drawn with a #21
I personally hate IMs.. ! For example, Haldol. Let's find our most AGITATED patient, and give em' the most painful shot we can find. At least that's how it feels to me.
Curious from you guys - what gauge to you use on what person for flu/pneu vaccines? I've heard people tell me that inject in arms, legs, and use a variety, depending on size of people (we're talking general adult population, not peds). But my understanding is that they're both IM, yes?
Jan 5, '08
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On another note, there was an article on Medscape about young women fainting after receiving the Gardasil shot because it was so painful.
If the flu vaccine is a dead dead/inactivated (is that the right word?) virus, then why does it hurt when it is injected?
Last edit by Chloe'sinNYNow on Jan 5, '08