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how much mercury is in a flu shot

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Krager
7 years experience Pediatrics
Multi-dose vial, yes: Thimerosal is a mercury based preservative that is in some vaccines, including flu shots packaged as a multi-dose vial. Individually packaged single-d ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes But...: See dr kwok's response. But keep in mind that the type of mercury ( and there safe and not safe types) in the shot has been demonstrated in many, many ... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Flu vaccine : Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative. Some vaccines produced in multi-dose vials, have thimerosal to protect against contamination of the vial. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Mercury in flu shot: It depends on how the vaccine is made and put up. 80% per cent of the flu shots have mercury (thimerosol) in them. 20% are mercury free and usually ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: See dr pizzo's response. But keep in mind that the type of mercury ( and there are safe and not safe types) in the shot has been demonstrated in many, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Read the insert: Each dose has an insert available listing all ingredients that are involved to make the vaccine safer and stronger.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Don't know: While not perfect, due to the nature of viruses the annual flu vaccine has more efficacy than many things done more commonly- vitamins, otc, etc.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No context: The flu shot is an annual vaccination typically given in the fall in order to protect individuals during the cold season. There are limited contraindi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Very!!: Although side effects can occur, such as fever, soreness, occasional achiness, and theoretically very rare more serious problems, it is much safer tha ... Read More
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Your decision: If you belong to a vulnerable health group, such as elderly (65+) or/and have chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, immune system ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Park
Dr. Anne Park answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: It’s not too late. The 2018-2019 batch can still be injected till June 2019. Will decrease the severity of the flu. People actual die from the flu. It ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Into muscle: The trivalent inactivated vaccine for flu (flu shot) is injected into a muscle using a 22-25 gage(thin) needle 1 to 1 1/2 inch long. Site selection va ... Read More
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