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What is the best way to get a shot?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
It is best to lie down when your nurse gives you a shot, even if the shot is in your arm. Lying flat helps to distribute the medication more effectively into your system. If you’re right-handed and the nurse wants to give you a shot in the arm or start an IV, ask to have it in the left arm. If you know where you have a good (easy) vein to access, whether for an IV or drawing blood, speak up. This will make it easier for you and the technician or nurse.
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