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Prospective Assessment of the Effect of Needle Length and Injection Site on the Risk of Local Reactions to the Fifth Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis Vaccination

Local reactions are relatively common after the fifthdiphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccination, but factorsassociated with an increased risk of those reactions are notwell defined. The objective of this study was to assess therelationship between needle length and injection site on therisk of local reactions to the fifth diphtheria-tetanus-acellularpertussis vaccination administered in the context of usual clinical care. This article was published in the journal Pediatrics.

Author: Jackson LA, Starkovich P, Dunstan M, et al.

Published: 2008

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(Located at pediatrics.aappublications.org)

Citation: Jackson LA, Starkovich P, Dunstan M, et al. Prospective Assessment of the Effect of Needle Length and Injection Site on the Risk of Local Reactions to the Fifth Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis Vaccination. Pediatrics. 2008;121(3):646-652.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Introduction and service delivery, Injection safety and waste management, Delivery technologies

Regions: Global