What is the correct way to inject the “Pfizer-BioNTech” vaccine against the emerging corona virus that causes Covid-19 disease? And why did an American doctor warn of the danger of giving it the wrong way?
During the past weeks, we have seen people receive the Corona vaccine, but New York City neurologist Tom Bates says that while he viewed the pictures, he noticed many cases in which the skin was compressed when the needle was inserted.
This may lead – as Bates told NBC Miami – to injecting the vaccine into the fatty layer under the skin, instead of injecting into the muscle (intramuscularly), where it should be, and if that happens – as Pete says The vaccine will not be effective.
According to the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine for Corona must be given by intramuscular injection into the deltoid muscle in the shoulder.
According to The Immunization Action Coalition, in general, vaccines that contain adjuvants (an ingredient that boosts the counter-response) are given into the muscles to avoid irritation, stiffness, skin discoloration, and inflammation if they are injected into the subcutaneous tissue, and this includes most Inactivated vaccines, with a few exceptions (such as pneumococcal polysaccharide), can be administered either intramuscularly or subcutaneously, and the effectiveness of the vaccine may also be reduced if not administered in the recommended manner.
An inactivated vaccine is made using particles of viruses that have been killed, making them incapable of infection or reproduction.
The Pfizer-Bionic vaccine involves injecting the body with a genetic material known as “messenger RNA” or “messenger RNA”, a molecule that tells our cells what to make. The messenger RNA that controls this mechanism is introduced to manufacture a specific anti-corona virus Coronavirus spike, which is a very distinctive tip that is present on its surface, and allows it to adhere to human cells to penetrate them. This thorn will then be detected by the immune system, which will produce the antibodies, and these antibodies will remain for a certain period of time.
And we on Al-Jazeera Net presented an image that fully illustrates the correct way to administer an intramuscular injection, which is the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine method as follows:
1- The skin is relaxed, not stretched, in the normal position
2- The needle is inserted into the muscle.
3- The injection is done.
The injection is under the skin
This injection is used for other medical conditions, such as drugs that can be given in small amounts (usually less than 1 ml). Insulin and some hormones are given under the skin. As for the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine, it is not included in this type of injection, as mentioned above, but rather is given through an intramuscular injection.
As for the method of subcutaneous injection, it is as follows:
1- Combine the skin to obtain a thick layer of subcutaneous tissue.
2- Inserting the needle into the attached skin.
3- The injection is done.
We emphasize that these tips are general and are for guidance only, and make sure of the correct method for any injection you receive from your doctor.
For his part, Dr. Bates rang the alarm on social media, and published cartoons showing the correct methods of injecting the intramuscular vaccine, under the hashtag #DoNotSqueezeMyArm.
Dr. Bates cautioned that receiving the vaccine the wrong way could lead to its ineffectiveness, giving people a false sense of safety that they were vaccinated. With millions of doses distributed around the world, even if a small percentage were incorrectly administered, Bates says, the numbers of infections would increase rapidly.