June 6, 2013

(see also Mercury In Vaccines)

Dear Doctor,

This FAQ#1 needs a correction, since it would be factually incorrect to state that,

“Mercury is no longer used in American vaccines.”

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OUR CORRECTION:

The following vaccines contain thimerosal:

(Tripedia brand) DTaP*
DT
Td
TT
Afluria
multidose Fluzone
Fluvirin
FluLaval
Menomune
*also, Tripedia may be used to reconstitute ActHib to form TriHIBit.

According to the FDA, “Thimerosal is approximately 50% mercury (Hg) by weight. A 0.01% solution (1 part per 10,000) of thimerosal contains 50 µg of Hg per 1 ml dose or 25 µg of Hg per 0.5 ml dose.”

Thimerosal Content in Currently Manufactured U.S. Licensed Vaccines can be found here:
http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability/VaccineSafety/UCM096228#t3

Thank you to Jennifer for sending in a correction to this facebook page.*

* this page is sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health, and was paid for with $250,000 of tax money in FY2012.