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Baby injection. Doctor's hand is injecting the upper arm of a 10-week-old baby girl being cradled by her mother. Injections are a way of introducing drugs or vaccines into the body. Vaccines that provide protection against many infectious diseases are available to babies and young children as part of their recommended immunization schedule. A vaccine against diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis) and tetanus is usually given at this age. Vaccines are generally given by injection into the tissues under the skin of the upper arm.
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