Can the thimerosal in flu vaccine get absorbed into blood and cartilage?

It is eliminated. Thimerosal, which contains ehtylmercury, is eliminated quickly from the body and has not been shown to cause harm. This is in contrast to methylmercury, which is the type we get from food and is involved in most mercury poisoning, and which is eliminated from the body very slowly.

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Blood draw immediately after a flu vaccine (intramuscular) - can this elevate the creatine kinase result? (lab value of 700+)

Not likely. Simple flu vaccine should not cause that much muscle damage to raise the enzyme level so high. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. Read more...
No. But if you had just exercised in the previous few hours that could do it. It's not a harmful level. If you are having chest pain or difficulty breathing or seeing dark reddish brown urine, you should see your doctor. Read more...

I'm 26 week pregnant and got the flu shot. I'm scared because I got the one that contains thimerosal. Is there any risk or harm for the baby?

Probably not. Thiomersal is an organic mercury-based salt available since the 1930s and is used in trace amounts as an antimicrobial and preservative in biological vaccines. Thiomersal is metabolised to ethyl mercury and thiosalicylate and not to methylmercury (a potent neurotoxin). There are few data on the effects of thiomersal or ethylmercury and thiosalicylate in human embryos, but no reports of damage. Read more...
Flu shots. The flu shot containing the trace amounts of thimerosal is the one most studied in pregnancy & found to produce no harm to baby. On the other hand, pregnant women die yearly from the flu during flu season.The thimerosal lie came from vaccine haters who linked methyl mercury toxicity to the different form in the vaccines.There is no evidence that this preservative ever caused damage to anyone. Read more...
Little risk but... Research shows flu vaccines in pregnancy seem to reduce miscarriage & stillbirths. But i don't believe there has been adequate research to determine if thimerosal might affect your child's neurological development. Odds are your baby will be fine but it seems risky to administer a vaccine that contains highly toxic mercury when thimerosal-free flu vaccines are available. Please see my comment:. Read more...

Do you think it could be best to get a thimerosol free flu vaccine for a pregnant woman?

Not specifically. Since thimerosol has never been associated with any human injury i see no reason to pay any attention to it at all. The vaccine haters have been after this preservative for years but they have never had any support in the real science. Whatever you do the flu vaccine is a good idea. We lost 2 pregnant ladies in the 09 epidemic in my town. Read more...

Where can I get the flu shot without thimersal (south jersey)?

All over. The pooled flu vaccine, the one with ten doses per vial, contains thymerisol. The individually dosed flu vaccines (one dose per syringe) do not. Whether you go to a cvs or a doctor's office, ask for the one you want. Thymerisol, by the way, has not been shown in many years to harm anyone. Read more...

Where can I get thimerosal-free versions of the flu vaccines?

Individual dos vials. The single dose vials will be thimerosal free. Most docs and many pharmacies will stock them. Read more...

Why did my daughter get sick after getting the flu vaccine?

Mild rxn can occur. Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. Read more...

Should I get a flu vaccine for myself, to protect my baby girl?

Yes, if... Your baby is still under 6 months of age. Infants do not get flu vaccine until 6 months of age. Read more...
Vaccine is important. You will still help to protect your baby even if she can get the flu vaccine. If you protect yourself from the virus you are less likely to expose your daughter as well. The flu vaccine isn't perfect, it is possible that your daughter could still get the flu even of she was vaccinated. The more people who are vaccinated the safer we will all be. . Read more...