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Intramuscular Injection (IM)

When medicine cannot be given by mouth, it may need to be given to a child by an injection or shot. A child of any age should be allowed to say he doesn't like the shot, and may be told it is OK to cry or say "ouch."

Syringe parts.

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Needed Supplies

Drawing Up the Medication

Where to Give the Injection

Giving the Injection


Last Updated: 12/2013