Vaccine administration children

Nurses General Nursing


Hello! I understand the vastus lateralis is the recommended place for IM injections for immunizations for babies and toddlers. But what about Subcutaneous? I read "anterior outer thigh". Is it the same place but we are just using different sized needles and angles? Thank you!

Specializes in Nurse Leader specializing in Labor & Delivery.
Specializes in Pedi.

I've always given subq injections higher up on the thigh than the vastus lateralis.

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