Is vaccine delivery with “needle-free” as effective as getting it with a needle?

Yes. According to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), “Immune responses generated by jet injectors…are usually equivalent to, and occasionally greater than, immune responses induced by needle injections”.1

Additionally, a clinical study demonstrated that delivery of a flu vaccine with the PharmaJet Needle-free Injector compared favorably to traditional needle and syringe delivery.2

Sources:
1. ACIP/MMWR 28 January 2011; 60(No.RR-2). Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6002a1.htm
2. Needle-free jet injection for administration of influenza vaccine: a randomized non-inferiority trial, The Lancet, Volume 384, NO. 9944, p 674-681 August, 23, 2014; www.TheLancet.com

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