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Question on invega shot

I just have a question about the invega sustenna shot. My daughter has just been prescribed the shot and has received the starter dose. Now 2 doctors have told me that they can prescribe the invega shot but cannot administer it on site. Does anyone know why this would be?

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It may have something to do with their specific licensing parameters (just a guess) I also asked why my son’s psychiatric nurse could not draw his CBC blood tests each month (for convenience) and she is a certified nurse, however they said they were not able to do so --so we go elsewhere for it.

My son’s psychiatrist office doesn’t have anyone who can administer shots. When he was on injections we took a couple of different routes - one was to find a pharmacy that had staff who could administer., the other was to get visiting nurse to administer.

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