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Flu Shots Contain Any Mercury
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
Preservative: Thiomersal kills bacteria (germs). Multi-dose vials have thiomersal in them to prevent overgrowth of bacteria in case any bacteria are pushed into the vial when a needle is entered. The type of mercury is an "ethyl" compound that is removed by the body much more easily than the "methyl" type mercury that is present in fish and human breast milk (it is present in all our bodies.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Information about thimerosal since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines. www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/thimerosal thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused ... ...Read more
Phenol: Phenol is the typical preservative in allergy shots and is not believed to be dangerous to you in small doses but prevents bacterial and fungal growth. ...Read more
Vaccines: The aluminum salts are used to better provoke or stimulate the immune systems response to the antigens . It has been used in vaccines for over 80 yrs. Mercury (thimerosal) is only used in multi-use vials of flu vaccines. It is a preservative that prevents contamination and potential bacterial growth. It is found in only trace amounts (You get exposed to more mercury eating rice) ...Read more
Rotavirus, and varicella vaccines contain fetal bovine serum. dtap, hebb, ipv, and typhoid vaccines contain bovine casein. what can vegans do?
Overall picture best: While there is discussion in the vegan community about vaccines containing animal products, most people agree that there are some situations where there is no "vegan" alternative, and it is OK to do the "non-vegan" thing. This is one of them. The benefit of vaccines is proven. They are worth it. ...Read more
Do all traditional flu shots (needle, not mist spray ) contain DEAD virus, or do clinics offer shots with a LIVE virus?
No LIVE injections: The flu shot injections have no live flu viruses. They usually contain particles purified from the 3 or 4 strains of flu viruses expected to hit the country in the winter. The particles in flu shots come from 2 of the type A strains, and 1 or 2 of the type B strains. ...Read more
Flu - but no worries: Only (some of) flu vaccine contains thimerosal. It and formaldehyde are to inactivate bacterial toxins and 2 kill any contaminating viruses/bacteria. Some worry that thimerosal causes autism; however autism continues to increase despite removal of thimerosal from vaccines in 2001. Most formaldehyde is removed during processing, and egg proteins are there cuz some vaccines need 2 grow in eggs ...Read more
Several possible: For an otherwise healthy 33 year old person, you should make sure you have had a tdap and i would recommend the hepatitis b and hepatitis a vaccine series. If you have never had the chickenpox you should be vaccinated for that as well. Some other vaccines may be indicated based on a person's medical history. ...Read more
Do you know why mercury -(thimerosal) is used in flu vaccinations and where mercuryisnot used aluminium ?
Multidose vials: It is effective in eliminating the type of chance germ contaminants that would come from repeatedly entering a rubber stoppered vial with needles.This preserves the effectiveness of the vaccine for those who need it.It has been conclusively eliminated as a cause or component of autism, neurologic disorders, or any other human condition. ...Read more
See below please: Sudafed congestion, sudafed 12 hour, sudafed 24 hour, sudafed triple action and sudafed 12 hour pressure and pain. Advil allergy sinus. Adult strength advil (ibuprofen) allergy sinus caplets and cold and sinus liquigels/caplets contain pseudoephedrine. Aleve-d claritin-d contains a combination of Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine in tablet form. ...Read more
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