Sterimatic is a UK-invented and patented system that prevents needle-stick injuries during vaccination jobs and reduces injection-site infections and abscesses. The system also reduces the potential of disease transmission from one animal to another.
The Sterimatic system comprises a retractable sleeve which is fitted over the vaccinator needle and a disinfectant-impregnated quick-change Stericap
which is placed on the end of the sleeve. The sleeve covers the needle completely preventing accidental needle-stick injuries to the user. Each time the vaccinator is used the Sterimatic sleeve slides back drawing the disinfectant-impregnated Stericap over the needle. In this way the needle is sanitised each time it is used. A new stericap should be fitted after 100 injections. Sterimatic will fit all popular models of vaccinator.
The Sterimatic Kit comprises one sleeve assembly plus five stericaps and five needles. The needles are 18g (although in the Sterimatic the needle is effectively ½ inch ).