Background Information on injection safety
Injections are a skin puncturing procedure performed with a syringe and needle to introduce a substance for prophylactic, curative, or recreational purposes. Injections can be given intravenously, intramuscularly, intradermally, or subcutaneously. Injections are among the most frequently used medical procedures, with an estimated 20 billion injections administered each year world-wide. A large majority (more than 90%) of these injections are administered for curative purposes (for every vaccination injection, 20 curative injections are administered).