IM Injection Technique

We encourage vaccination leads in clinics to remind vaccinators of the requirement for competency in the correct IM injection technique and of the training and supporting materials that are available. 


This short video is intended for demonstration of correct IM injection technique into the deltoid muscle ONLY as per the recommendations of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.

It is not intended to demonstrate other aspects of practice such as hand hygiene, sharps disposal and location of items and other consumables.

Please refer to the relevant HSE Policies, Protocols and Guidelines for these details.

We also recommend completing the e-learning module for IM injection technique which is part of the NIO COVID-19 vaccination programme on

This page was added on 9 November 2021