Thigh better for DTPa jab in over ones

Injecting the DTPa vaccine into children's thighs rather than arms leads to fewer adverse reactions, researchers have concluded, contrary to Australian guidelines.

A US study of 1.4 million children found local reactions were 88% more likely in 1-2-year-olds who were injected in the arm, compared with those injected in the thigh.

Among 3-6 year olds, there was a 41%