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What chemicals are in a flu shot?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Check insert
Regular flu shots carry a warning of egg allergy.
The flu virus in routine shots is a dead virus so you can;t "get the flu" from the shot ( a common misunderstanding). The nasal flu vaccine is not a dead virus and is not recommended in pregnant women. As far as preservatives, or chemicals they vary from company to company.

In brief: Check insert
Regular flu shots carry a warning of egg allergy.
The flu virus in routine shots is a dead virus so you can;t "get the flu" from the shot ( a common misunderstanding). The nasal flu vaccine is not a dead virus and is not recommended in pregnant women. As far as preservatives, or chemicals they vary from company to company.
Dr. Richard Williams
Dr. Richard Williams
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Read the insert
Each dose has an insert available listing all ingredients that are involved to make the vaccine safer and stronger.

In brief: Read the insert
Each dose has an insert available listing all ingredients that are involved to make the vaccine safer and stronger.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. David Keller
Internal Medicine
In brief: Mercury-free vaccine
Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative used in multi-dose vaccine vials.
It is not known to be dangerous, but why get injected with mercury? You can order a mercury-free flu shot, like I do, for a few dollars more, in a single-dose vial, or, better, in a pre-filled glass syringe, which reduces chances of contamination by office staff during syringe-filling.

In brief: Mercury-free vaccine
Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative used in multi-dose vaccine vials.
It is not known to be dangerous, but why get injected with mercury? You can order a mercury-free flu shot, like I do, for a few dollars more, in a single-dose vial, or, better, in a pre-filled glass syringe, which reduces chances of contamination by office staff during syringe-filling.
Dr. David Keller
Dr. David Keller
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