Needle-free injectors deliver the vaccine using a narrow stream of fluid to penetrate the skin, and deliver vaccine to the proper tissue depth.
Since the first jet injectors were introduced in the 1940s, the technology has evolved to a single-use, sterile, disposable syringe used with a reusable injector. These innovative needle-free injectors have proven to be a safe and effective method of administration.
Why is Needle-Free Important?
- According to OSHA, there are between 600,000-800,000 needlestick injuries every year in the U.S. alone.
- As many as 500 million used needles are added to trash dumps and landfills every year as a result of vaccination. 75 million of those needles may be infected with blood-borne illnesses.
- Needlestick injuries can expose healthcare workers to up to 20 different blood-borne pathogens including HIV and hepatitis B and/or C.
- Each needlestick injury costs approximately $3,000 for lab fees, labor, post-exposure follow-ups, etc.
- Eliminate needle = reduce these problems and improve the patient experience
Clear Benefits of Needle-Free Injectors
Expand Immunization Coverage
Provides an option for the 1 in 4 adults that have a fear of needles9
Eliminate Risks of Needles
- No needlestick injuries
- No needle reuse
- No cross-contamination or spread of infectious disease
Reduce Health Care Costs
- No need for sharps management and disposal costs
- Eliminate costs for needlestick injury testing and treatment
Protect Patient and Practitioner; Better Patient Experience
Safe, auto-disabling, needle-free syringe