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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Giving Injections! You CAN do it!

What needle to use?


5/8 " needle

25 gauge

(max amount: up to 1cc)


3/8 – 5/8" needle

26 –27 gauges

(amounts: tenths of a cc)


1 ¼ - 1 ½ needle

22 gauge

(max amount: up to 3cc)

Before You Take Your Best Shot

Intradermal Injections_____________________________________________________________

Subcutaneous Injections___________________________________________________________

Intramuscular Injections___________________________________________________________

The Large Muscle Sites:

1. Ventrogluteal site

2. Vastus Lateralis site

3. Dorsogluteal site

Small Muscle Site:

Deltoid site


Z-Track Injections:_________________________________________________________________