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post #1 of 8 Old 12-06-2014, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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I made a mistake - Vaccine Question

Ok I have two questions I was hoping you all could help me with. (Sorry I don't have access to a computer at the moment so I am posting with my phone)

Question 1: The booster shot for the 5 way vaccine (E,W,Rino,Flu and Tetnus). Is the booster shot the 5 way shot again or is it a lesser dose of the 5 way?

Question 2: When giving the booster shot does brand matter? Does it have to be the same brand as the first original shot?

She was given the 5-way plus a rabies shot 4 weeks ago yesterday by a vet and was to get the booster shot for the 5-way vaccine 4 weeks later(this is her first time that we know of getting any shots). I went to the vets office yesterday and picked up the shot to give her but when I went out to give it to her I accidentally(dont ask me how I dont really know) squeezed some out -about 1/4th to 1/2 came out- so I did not give it to her.

I feel like an idiot and don't want to call the vet to tell him what happened. So I was wondering if I would be able to go to Tractor Suppy or an Atwoods and pick up the 5-way and avoid telling the vet my mistake or if I am going to have to call him and own up to my mistake to buy the same brand from him.

Thank you in advance!
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-06-2014, 01:52 PM
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I'd just call vet tell him what happened and get another shot. Stuff happens not a huge deal,i'v had the same thing happen too.
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-06-2014, 01:58 PM
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I've had the same thing happen, too.
Didn't call the vet, so subbing to see if I should have.

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post #4 of 8 Old 12-06-2014, 01:58 PM
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1) same dose
2) It does not matter
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I am sure this wouldn't be the first time the vet has heard this happen but I was mad at myself for doing because now I have to go spend another $30 to get another dose.

It is nice to hear I am not the only one :)
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-06-2014, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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One more question. How important is it to have the booster exactly 4 weeks after the first shot?

The vet is closed for the weekend. I called both tractor supply and atwoods they have it in stock.

So I can wait until monday and call the vet or go to TSC or Atwoods and get it now.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-06-2014, 02:49 PM
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The recommendation is typically 3-6 weeks for the booster.
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-06-2014, 02:50 PM
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A few days won't make a difference, just call and get another dose. Same dose, brand doesn't matter, but it having been handled and kept refrigerated properly (not allowed to get too warm, nor to freeze) does matter, and that is the part I don't trust random teenagers (or 30's something middle managers) who stock things at Rural King and TSC to know/care/get right 100% of the time.
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