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Old 07-24-2012, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by SilverSabre25 View Post
I need a source for your statement that thimerosal is no longer used. AFAIK It is still used in MMR.
Merck & Co produces two MMR vaccines (M-M-R-II and ProQuad that includes varicela) that are thimerosal free. That can be confirmed on the Tables of recommended vaccines here:

http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVac...fety/UCM096228

Thimerosal has been removed from or reduced to trace amounts in all vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years of age and younger, with the exception of inactivated influenza vaccine (see Table 1). A preservative-free version of the inactivated influenza vaccine (contains trace amounts of thimerosal) is available in limited supply at this time for use in infants, children and pregnant women. Some vaccines such as Td, which is indicated for older children (≥ 7 years of age) and adults, are also now available in formulations that are free of thimerosal or contain only trace amounts. Vaccines with trace amounts of thimerosal contain 1 microgram or less of mercury per dose.



Yet another source, I have loads if you want more.


http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccinati...merosal_qa.htm

Since 2001, no new vaccine licensed by FDA for use in children has contained thimerosal as a preservative, and all vaccines routinely recommended by CDC for children under six years of age have been thimerosal-free, or contain only trace amounts, except for multi-dose formulations of influenza vaccine. This was done as a precautionary step and not because there was evidence confirming that thimerosal-containing vaccines were causing health problems. The most recent and rigorous scientific research does not support the hypothesis that thimerosal-containing vaccines are harmful.
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