Where can I get a flu vaccination that is thiomersal-free?

Flu shot. Influenza vaccine for adults contain tiny amounts of thimerosal. Flu vaccines without it are also available at your doctor , the health department of your community or some pharmacies..
If it matters,ask. Thimerosal has never been linked to any human problems by validated studies, but many choose to avoid it.Flu shots from single dose vials or pre-filled syringes are usually free of the material. Simply ask if it matters to you. .

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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...

Is it safe to get a flu vaccination while drunk?

yes,but. Unless someone is driving you to and from the event, i would suggest you be sober.The presence of alcohol in your system will not alter the benefit of the vaccine. Read more...

I have bronchitis. Should I get the swine flu vaccination tomorrow?

Ok if not too ill. Mild illnesses need not cause one to postpone a flu shot. The current flu shot contains protection against h1n1 flu, another flu a, and a flu b. It is ok for a person with mild bronchitis to get the flu shot, if he has not other medical reasons for not getting the shot. Read more...

Who does the CDC recommend get a yearly flu vaccination?

Flu vaccine. The CDC recommends that all persons over the age of 6 months receive an annual flu vaccine. Flu shots are approved for use in pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions. There are only a few groups of people who cannot receive a yearly flu vaccine. more info can be found through the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/whoshouldvax.htm#annual-vaccination. Read more...

What kinds of reactions do people get from the h1n1 flu vaccination?

Usually none. Other than temporary soreness at the injection site there usually are no symptoms. You should pay attention to the questionaire that is meant to screen for potential adverse effects of vaaccination, such as allergey to eggs, or having fever at the time of vaccination etc. Take the usual flu vaccine, there is no need for the hini vaccine at this time. Read more...

Should I get flu vaccination. I fear being sick.

Yes. Cdc has basically recommended everyone over 6 months old get the flu vaccine annually, unless they have a severe egg allergy (cannot eat eggs at all). Read more...
Yes. The idea is that the flu vaccine KEEPS you from getting sick. Influenza can kill. Read more...

Bad if I get flu shot 2times? Having trouble getting record to prove to new job I am vaccinated &if I can't prove it I'm required to wear mask.

Unlikely a problem; will likely just develop a stronger immune response to the 3 strains (of hundreds) of influence type A which the vaccine targets. Keep your priorities straight, go for the lesser of the evils, highly likely a second vaccination. Read more...

Getting a flu vaccination in the summer is advised if traveling to argentina?

Flu shot. Yes, since it will be winter in argentina when influenza is usually active. Read more...
I would get a flu. shot whether you are going to Argentina or not. Are you up on your other vaccines? Please see: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/argentina. Read more...