If I may add an idea, here's what I do. (Learned this trick for thick liquids working in surgery.)
Take the plunger out of the syringe and turn it upside down. Fill it like a cup. Put the plunger back on just a little and flip it back upright with the needle facing upwards. Then continue to push the plunger in until all the air is out. Good to go! A little juice will come squirting out of the needle when you first start pushing up on the plunger, so I suggest doing it over the sink or paper towel. But it's a good way to bypass drawing it up with the needle if it's giving you trouble.
Excellent suggestion Willow! Thanks! (And, PS....good to see you :))
We've had syringes around for years. It's one of those things that are good to have when you rescue animals. But I can (kind of) understand people being wary around them. My husband won't touch them. And if I'm holding one he won't come near me. Lol, if I'm using one (on an animal) he leaves the room!
In response to your question, LS9, my Walmart comment was in reference to Batavia's post yesterday (#5 above).
If you've got one nearby, a Tractor Supply Co. is a great place to buy syringes and needles of all types. I get 16ga beveled tip needles and 3mL syringes in 5-packs for under $10, and the clerks never give me "that look."
I picked up 2) 1 1/2 inch 18 ga needles and 2 3ml syringes from my local Southern States at a whopping cost of .88 cents...that is way cheaper than the DIY vaping supply places. No questions ask or funny looks.