Needle free vaccination being trialled in Cambodia

A girl in Cambodia shows off her marked pinky finger, indicating she has received her Measles and Ruebella maccination. (2013) Photo by CDC Global under CC2.0 License.

A needle free vaccinations device recently trialed in Cambodia has, so far, proved safe and easy to use. In simple terms, the disposable syringe jet injector (DSJI) uses high pressure to push the vaccine through the skin.

The World Health Organisation’s Polio Eradication arm has reported that Cambodian health workers have quickly taken to the new technology at training sessions in the lead-up to a measles vaccination campaign in November. By the end of the first day of training, the group of experienced vaccinators, who had never seen a DSJI before, had become familiar with the jet injector, had practised on rubber balls and then injected each other with sterile saline. The team then took to the field, vaccinating children in underserved villages in Koh Thom (around 50km south of Phnom Penh), using the DSJI under the supervision of a team of consultants and international staff trained in the device’s use.

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