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Posted on Thu, 4 Feb 2021
Question: Hi doctor, My 5 and 3 years old kids were bitten by dogs yesterday. Today, they received their first dose of anti rabies vaccine. The vaccine was given on the side of thigh. Is it the correct site for giving intramuscular injection in kids? I am attaching its image. Please clarify. The nurse who gave the injection said that is also a part of thigh. Plaster is pasted on the injection site.
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Answered by Dr. Dr diwashish biswas (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not able to find the image.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome To Ask A Doctor Service
I have gone through your question, I understand your concern.

Sorry, but i am not able to find the attached image. Kindly upload the image again or email it at YYYY@YYYY and address it to my name: Dr Diwashish Biswas.

Thanks and regards
Dr Diwashish biswas
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Dr diwashish biswas (15 minutes later)
I have emailed the image. I think the injection has been given at the correct site as the nurse gives injections to many kids. But, I still want to take your valuable opinion. I have attached the image here, too.
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Answered by Dr. Dr diwashish biswas (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Site not exactly correct.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome To Ask A Doctor Service
I have gone through your question, I understand your concern.
Actually, best site is ANTEROLATERAL aspect of thigh.
But injection has been given in lateral aspect.
But that is not much issue.
Do not worry at all.
ANTEROLATERAL aspect is best because, muscle mass is maximum there. But if baby is not experiencing severe pain, then do not worry.
I hope your query is clear now.
Thanks and regards
Dr Diwashish biswas
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Dr diwashish biswas (1 hour later)
Hi Doctor, My 5 years old son is not feeling any pain but my 3 years old daughter is complaining of leg pain. So, will the anti rabies vaccine produce enough antibody to fight the rabies virus, as the vaccine has been given in lateral aspect? Is lateral aspect also a part of thigh? Do I need to restart the anti rabies vaccination schedule or continue with the remaining 4 dosages? I am very scared, hence asking so many questions.
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Answered by Dr. Dr diwashish biswas (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Vaccination will work normally.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome To Ask A Doctor Service
I have gone through your question, I understand your concern.
Continue with original regimen.
Do not worry, vaccine will work fine. And yes, lateral aspect is also a part of thigh.
Basically, target is that, vaccine should enter the muscles , and that target was achieved.
I hope your query is clear now.
Thanks and regards
Dr Diwashish biswas
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Hi Doctor, My 5 And 3 Years Old Kids Were

Brief Answer: Not able to find the image. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome To Ask A Doctor Service I have gone through your question, I understand your concern. Sorry, but i am not able to find the attached image. Kindly upload the image again or email it at YYYY@YYYY and address it to my name: Dr Diwashish Biswas. Thanks and regards Dr Diwashish biswas