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Write-up: Information has been received from a nurse concerning an 11year old female patient who was vaccinated IM in the left deltoid with a first dose of Gardasil. Subsequently the patient experienced pain while receiving the injection. The nurse indicated that it seemed as if the needle was "too big for girls with small arms and it almost feels as if the needle is hitting the bone in the child patients." The nurse said that they have to switch to a 5/8 inch needle when administering the vaccine to patients. Unspecified medical attention was sought. the patient recovered from the arm pain. No product quality complaint was involved. Additional information is not expected.
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