Idea Exchange: Switch needles to ease vaccine administration

Nov 01, 2010
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When I administer a vaccine to my patients, especially cats and small dogs, I use the original needle on the syringe only to withdraw the liquid from the diluent vial, inject it into the vaccine vial, and withdraw the vaccine. This process makes the needle blunt, so I replace the needle with a new one of the appropriate gauge. I find that this process makes the injection easier and smoother for the patient and me.

Dr. Amirreza Amerinaeini
Dr. Amirreza Amerinaeini
Tehran, Iran