Wednesday, October 7, 2009

H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Vaccines contain thimerosal

As concern rises over this year's flu season, we'd like to point out that both the seasonal flu shot and the H1N1 vaccine may contain thimerosal, which is made with the neurotoxin Mercury. The CDC explains:

Will the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine contain thimerosal?
The 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines that FDA is licensing (approving) will be manufactured in several formulations. Some will come in multi-dose vials and will contain thimerosal as a preservative. Multi-dose vials of seasonal influenza vaccine also contain thimerosal to prevent potential contamination after the vial is opened.

Some vaccine manufacturers will be producing 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in single-dose units, which will not require the use of thimerosal as a preservative. In addition, the live-attenuated version of the vaccine, which is administered intranasally (through the nose), is produced in single-units and will not contain thimerosal.

We believe that thimerosal is responsible in whole or in part for causing autism and other diseases linked with the immune system. Whether or not you agree, we would encourage you to ask your doctor whether their flu or H1N1 vaccine contains thimerosal before getting the shot.
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