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Vaccine question

I brought my 18 week old dog in for her first DA2P vaccine.  I told the vet that I wanted the rabies vaccine given at a separate visit.  The DA2P and rabies vaccines had already been drawn and the needles were sitting next to each other on the table, so she grabbed one of the needles and left the room with it.  I didn't get a good look at the needles before she left with one, so now I'm paranoid that my dog might have received the wrong vaccine.  How would she have told the difference between the two needles that were sitting right next to each other?
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974371 tn?1424653129
Good question.  I really have no idea.  I assume, if she drew them and not the Tech,mshe knew which was which.  Also, there may have been a different quantity of liquid in the syringe or a different color.
I would call and ask them.  Your right to do so.
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I ended up asking a tech at the vet hospital and she said they have two safety measures in place there.  One is that they keep one of the stickers for the vaccine on the syringe until it is administered and then they transfer it to the pet's medical file.  The second is that they put an R on the end of the syringe containing the rabies vaccine.  I don't remember seeing the sticker or the R, but I trust that it was done since it is standard procedure there.  My mind was put at ease after I talked to her, so I'm glad I did and thought I'd come back and share the info. in case others ever had this question.  I'm sure procedures differ at different vet hospitals, but I think the sticker procedure at least is pretty standard.
974371 tn?1424653129
Glad you called and put your mind at ease.
Thanks for the update!
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