Seriously! Justifiable or not, I feel the training a nurse receives in giving injections is more of a defined quantity: anatomical target areas, sterile/ aseptic technique, reaction and side effects, rationales, etc. I've received many, many flu shots; once from a pharmacist, many time at flu clinics where I've volunteered, or in hospital/ clinic settings where the clinical leaders, Assistant Nurse Managers, or clinical educators performed this role for their unit, administering shots to their staff over 2-3 weeks. If there were student nurses, we often let them give the injection, supervised by their instructor. That being said, I've only had one given incorrectly-BY MY CHARGE NURSE!! I didn't react in time; just watched, stupified as he grabbed my arm midway and gave the injection a good 2 inches below the deltoid. I did comment at the time "kind of low, wasn't that"?, which he shrugged off. I did end up with a warm, inflamed area and mentioned to my ANM that I had had a reaction. Not sure if anything she reported anything in writing; I was not given anything to fill out and did not persue it because it did resolve with no residual effect.