December 2015: The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has updated and redesigned its handout for healthcare professionals titled How to Administer Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Vaccine Injections.
Injection Technique Video
With the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of intradermal influenza vaccine, many questions have been asked of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) about additional training for pharmacists. This is a relatively easy vaccine to administer and we have developed a worksheet from material provided by the manufacturer and other resources, as well as providing a video developed by the manufacturer, to explain this process.
FluMist® is administered intranasally; active inhalation (i.e., sniffing) by the patient is not required. Watch this video to learn how to store FluMist in your office, and how to administer it to your eligible patients 2 years to 49 years old.
Jet injectors use a unique pressure profile to deliver vaccine as a fine stream of fluid to puncture the skin, and deliver vaccine to the proper tissue depth for intramuscular injection.
Since the first jet injectors were introduced in the 1940s, the technology has evolved to a single-use, sterile, disposable syringe used with a reusable injector. These innovative jet injectors have proven to be a safe and effective method of administration.