TABLE 1

Intramuscular Vaccination-Delivery Recommendations From the CDC Pink Book (Feb 2007)

Age GroupInjection SiteNeedle Length, in (mm)Injection Technique
Newborn (first 28 d)Anterolateral thigh muscleEmbedded Image (15.90)90° to skin and spread skin if necessary
Infant (1–12 mo)Anterolateral thigh muscle1 (25.40)
Toddler (1–2 y)Anterolateral thigh muscle1–1¼ (25.40–31.75)
Deltoid muscle of the armEmbedded Image–1 (15.90–25.40)
Children (3–18 y)Deltoid muscle of the armEmbedded Image–1 (15.90–25.40)
Anterolateral thigh1–1¼ (25.40–31.75)