Curious About Injections

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When I was in the army, headed to Vietnam in 1968, we got a buttload of vaccinations via high pressure guns. It all happened quite speedily. Does anyone know if that type of injection is particular to specific vaccines? As I'm watching local news, they're saying that some of the slowdown in CV19 vaccinations is because of not enough technicians to use syringes. Why not use those guns? Or are these vaccines not useable in these pressure guns?
 

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Good point!! So I asked my better half, the RN, about it plus my bother-in-law and nephew (both Drs.). Consensus was that the guns just were not used in civilian environs. They are expensive to buy and maintain. FWIW FTRPLT
 

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Yes, that’s the most extreme situation. The others just need to be “refrigerator cold” and can be at room temp for maybe a day prior to use.

mRNA Vaccines. Amazing. I wonder how long we’ve been able to do that. I think it was discovered in the 1990’s. Medical advances are always awe inspiring to me. You know, it wasn’t until WWII that antibiotics were used and then widely available. Check out the following major medical advances and the year they were discovered:

1. Vaccines (1796)
2. Anaesthesia (1846)
3. Germ theory (1861) They thought infection was spontaneously generated!
4. Medical imaging - X-Rays (1895)
5. Penicillin (1928) But not widely used for 20 more years.
 

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I think I remember getting a Polio shot in the arm when I was a kid. The nurse used one of the Flash-Gordon ray guns for the injection. It didn't hurt, either.

Back in the late '50s was the last time I ever saw these injection guns used for inoculations. From then on, I got jabbed.
 

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I think I remember getting a Polio shot in the arm when I was a kid. The nurse used one of the Flash-Gordon ray guns for the injection. It didn't hurt, either.
Back in the late '50s was the last time I ever saw these injection guns used for inoculations. From then on, I got jabbed.
I was about nine or 10 and a vaccination team came to my school. Vaccination was mandatory, but parents had to sign a consent form. I recall that that it went very fast and some boys and girls cried and fainted.
 
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