Subcutaneous (SC or Subcut) Injection: Sites

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This training helps providers identify subcutaneous (SC or subcut) injection sites. A needle is used to inject the vaccine into the tissue layer between the skin and the muscle. The appropriate site for a subcutaneous injection for those under 12 months of age is the fatty tissue over the anterolateral thigh. The fatty tissue over the triceps area of the upper arm is preferred for those older than 12 months of age. Safe injection practices minimize risk of infections and non-infectious adverse events for both patients and providers. Health care providers are always advised to observe patients for 15 minutes after vaccination.

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