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Why would my Doctor's office post a sign stating that there are no more thimerosal-free flu vaccines?

It was my understanding that flu vaccines don't contain mercury.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:33 AM on Oct. 19, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (9)
  • staff got tired of answering that question, over and over and over and over and over again.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:56 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • In the United States, countries in the European Union and a few other affluent countries, thiomersal is no longer used as a preservative in routine childhood vaccination schedules.

    In the U.S., the only exceptions among vaccines routinely recommended for children are some formulations of the inactivated influenza vaccine for children older than two years
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 8:40 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • routine shots no-some flu shots do.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 9:36 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • My doctor only uses the flu mist so I guess that would be an accurate sign in our doctors office.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • The H1N1 comes both ways. Many vaccines contain thimerisol/mercury.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:07 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • they are just letting you know it doesn't contain it
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • anon... the sign says there are no more thimerisol-free vax's... which means the ones they have DO contain it
    apexmommy

    Answer by apexmommy at 11:30 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Yep - they're still trying to claim mercury won't hurt you...the Big Pharma still like to use it as a preservative...mercury in those shots stays in your brain much longer than the mercury you might consume eating shellfish, too. Just say no to flu shots...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:48 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • you have to specifically ASK for this
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

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