The CDC has put guidelines for the H1N1 virus for 2009. This is a quick reference to the priority groups.
- All persons aged 6 months to 24 years
- Caregivers of children < 6 months
- Pregnant women
- Health care providers
- People age 25-64 years with high-risk medical conditions.
As posted before, Usually used in influenza vaccines. There will be 3 types of H1N1 vaccines this year. A multi-dose vial will be produced. A single dose vial will be produced, and a live-attenuated version that will be administered as a nasal spray. So we have multi-dose vials, single dose vials, and nasal spray.
Thimerosal is only used in the multi-dose vials to help keep contamination down when the vial is opened for an extended period of time. The single dose vial and the nasal spray will NOT contain Thimerosal if packaged and shipped as a single dose. The CDC claims since 2001 no new licensed vaccine by the FDA for use in children has contained Thimerosal as a preservative. Vaccines routinely recommended by the CDC for children under six years old are Thimerosal-free, or contain only trace amounts, “except for multi-dose formulations of influenza vaccine.” Read: ONLY DEMAND SINGLE DOSE VIALS!
I have an issue with this situation. In order for the drug companies to effectively ship the normal influenza vaccine during flu season that we are all hearing so much about, they must ship in multi-dose vials. Therefore containing Thimerosal. Moral of the story. Make sure you check that the SINGLE DOSE vaccine you are receiving for your child was shipped that way.
My theory is those of us getting vaccines 20-30 years ago were getting mercury, as a result of those vaccines. I think it clearly played a role in the numbers of autistic we are seeing now.
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