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Letter to the editor
Editor, - Irefer to the letter from Dr Justin Coleman and to Dr Paul Nisselle's comment ('Use of two needles' AustPrescr1998;21:60-1). There is one type of injection where it is important to use two needles and that is when giving certain vaccines. The outside of the needle may be contaminated by the toxoids and there is an increased risk of local reactions in the superficial tissues and along the track of the needle.
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