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Vaccination Question

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bpander bpander (New) New

I'm a design student currently working on a project to design a better device for administering vaccinations to kids. I really need to know what a typical volume of vaccine is used when immunizing children. How much vaccine is usually given in a shot?

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology. Has 25 years experience.

For infants and small children it's 0.5 mL. For older children and adults it's 1 mL.

Flu vaccine dosage can be .25ml for infants (two doses needed at least one month apart).