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A 5 year old came in today for her preschool vaccines. She needed MMR and varicella. She has a broken arm which is in a cast. Can the anterolateral thigh be used to administer a subcutaneous vaccine in a 5 year old?

Yes. There is no age limit for use of the anterolateral thigh for either subcutaneous or intramuscular vaccines.

Last reviewed: December 28, 2022

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