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Word! Injection

Injection

Say: in-JEK-shun

An injection is another word for a shot. Nobody likes getting shots, but they sure come in handy when it comes to keeping you healthy.

An injection is when the doctor uses a needle to put medicine or a vaccine into your body. Kids who have diabetes may have to give themselves injections of a medicine called insulin.

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