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Medicines you give just below the skin are called subcutaneous (SC) or SubQ injections. These injections (shots) are given into fatty areas of the body called injection sites.
Your care team will teach you how to give the shot and allow you to practice before you begin giving subcutaneous injections to your child. Always follow the instructions given by your care team.
The supplies you need are:
Common places to give a subcutaneous injection include:
Use a different site each time to prevent irritation or scars. Keep track of when and where you give an injection.
Do not use areas that are:
Ask your care team if you have any questions about where to give the shot.
Reviewed: September 2022