How many injections can be given into the same limb in a child aged under 12 months?

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How many injections can be given into the same limb in a child aged under 12 months?

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Normally only one injection should be administered in each limb. However there are occasions when a child under 12 months of age may need 3 or more vaccines. In this case two injections can be given into the same leg into the vastus lateralis muscle on the same day, but the injections should be given at least 25 mm (2.5 cm) apart using separate sterile injection equipment for each vaccine administered.

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