Originally Posted by BrklynMama
If you decide to proceed with the vaccine, when the nurse begins to prepare your child's shot, ask her for the package insert. See if it matches the one you looked at ahead of time.
Even though routine infant vaccines do not contain full strength thimersoal, that is not
how you should check to see if the vaccine contains thimerosal.
the nurse brings to the examination room needs to be checked. Also, thimerosal free vaccines may be presented as single dose, pre-filled syringes.
FTR, parents should ALWAYS check the bottle to make sure the correct vaccine is being given. You'd be surprised at the number of administration errors which occur, particularly now that Tdap has been licensed. It is often mistaken for DTaP. I just read a VAERS report about a one year old getting Gardasil.
Always check the bottles, even if you think the nurse/doctor will think your nuts.
I bumped up a thread entitled "Vaccine Administration Errors" in the main forum. Anyone who vaxes should read it.