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Should get the flu vaccine with Thimerosal or without Thimerosal?

I choose to vaccinate my children. Many of my friends tell me that when I get my children vaccinated this year I should ask for the flu shot without Thimerosal.There are so many articles about this argument that I am not sure which one to believe or which study is true. So much information and nothing seems conclusive so where to go from here?

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Asked by jellybean35 at 11:49 AM on Oct. 5, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • I skip the flu shot. We do other vaccines but I've never gotten a flu shot. I always heard they were preventing last years flu anyway.

    Answer by ria7 at 11:52 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Why would you want a vaccine that contained mercury??

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:09 PM on Oct. 5, 2010


    Answer by Mipsy at 12:15 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • I think without...

    Answer by sstepph at 2:32 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • I've ALWAYS done without...why not?? If you have the choice..

    Answer by coolchic320 at 6:35 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Without. Why take the chance, conclusive studies or not? If you have the choice, choose the one without *nod*

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 5:28 AM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • Without

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 10:19 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • we don't get flu shots, but i get other vaccines without thimerosal... i am extremely allergic to it (found out when it used to be in contact solution when i was a teenager)...

    Answer by babymar at 6:58 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

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