Front view of a hand-held jet-injector, also known as a Ped-O-Jet.
The jet gun’s wide surface area makes it easy to intuit how easily it transmitted blood-borne pathogens’ DNA and RNA through percutaneous mass vaccinations. (Latin: “by way of the skin /or through the skin”). Contrast it with the width of a needle used on just one patient. It’s also easy to see why these dirty devices had to be withdrawn from military and civilian use.
Would this be a useful photo to include in claims folders and to show to ignorant VA C & P examiners? An investment in an 8 x 10 enlargement will cost under $5.00. A color copy costs about $1.00.
Ed. note. You all will be pleased to see that VA is actually starting to adopt our nickname for these (jetguns). I’m starting to see the name pop up more and more frequently. I started using it shortly after I came to the HCVets site when writing up BVA decisions. It sounded more ominous than “pneumatic air inoculation devices”. Since there was more than one brand, it seemed appropriate. Kiedove brings a wonderful perspective to this site with her hard work.