4.4 In conclusion
Table 4.1 summarises what you should know about the routes and sites of administration of the EPI antibacterial and antiviral vaccines.
Table 4.1 Summary of routes of administration and injection sites of the EPI vaccines.
|Vaccine||Route of administration||Injection site|
|OPV and rotavirus vaccine (RotarixTM)||Oral||None (given by mouth)|
|BCG||Intradermal (ID)||Outer upper right arm|
|Measles||Subcutaneous (SC)||Outer upper arm|
|Pentavalent (DPT-HepB-Hib)||Intramuscular (IM)||Outer left upper thigh|
|Tetanus toxoid (TT) for women of childbearing age||Intramuscular (IM)||Outer upper arm|
|Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV10)||Intramuscular (IM)||Outer right upper thigh|