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Is there mercury in babies' flu shots in the u.S.?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Some don't
It depends on the brand.
Some flu shots do *not* have thimerosal - the preservative with mercury in it. Some flu shots have trace amounts. For more info about all shots, thimerosal, and brands: check this link: http://www.Vaccinesafety.Edu/thi-table.Htm#*#* ask your doc what brand do they use. Hope this helps!

In brief: Some don't
It depends on the brand.
Some flu shots do *not* have thimerosal - the preservative with mercury in it. Some flu shots have trace amounts. For more info about all shots, thimerosal, and brands: check this link: http://www.Vaccinesafety.Edu/thi-table.Htm#*#* ask your doc what brand do they use. Hope this helps!
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
No, the vaccines for babies are mercury-free.
The MMR vaccine (given when 1 year old) may still have some mercury-based preservative, but it is a very minuscule amount.

In brief: No
No, the vaccines for babies are mercury-free.
The MMR vaccine (given when 1 year old) may still have some mercury-based preservative, but it is a very minuscule amount.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Multi-dose vials
The multi-dose vials contain a trace amount of thimerasol, a safe preservative that has never been shown dangerous to humans.
Single dose pre-filled syringes have none as well as the nasal spray used in older kids.

In brief: Multi-dose vials
The multi-dose vials contain a trace amount of thimerasol, a safe preservative that has never been shown dangerous to humans.
Single dose pre-filled syringes have none as well as the nasal spray used in older kids.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: Nasal flu shots
Nasal flu shots don't contain mercury.

In brief: Nasal flu shots
Nasal flu shots don't contain mercury.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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