Unreported Needlestick Injuries

In the United States, 600,000-800,000 needlestick injuries are documented each year, yet studies have indicated that oftentimes these incidents go unreported.1 This begs the question: How truly prevalent are these events in the healthcare industry and why are they going undocumented?

Survey of Satisfaction with Needle-Free Administration of Afluria®, Influenza Vaccine (AMCP poster)

In the fall of 2014, nearly 400 individuals were surveyed about their experience receiving a PharmaJet Stratis® Needle-Free flu shot during the University of Tennessee Flu Shot day. Subjects were overwhelmingly accepting and the data suggests that needle-free vaccination through jet injection may be widely accepted in the general adult population and expand vaccination rates.