Originally Posted by Rrrrrachel
If we're talking about availability for children, yes, the number born a year is relevant. If you're changing the criteria to decide if there's enough for everyone in the us that obviously changes things.
I'm not changing criteria. The topic is whether or not children receive thimerosal-preserved flu shots.
You can twist things all you want, but you're not convincing anybody that just because thimerosal-free flu shots exist, that necessarily means that those shots are being given to children and pregnant women.
It has been posted over and over again that most doctors are not giving thimerosal-free shots unless the patient specifically requests them--and even then, they are often charged more, because (obviously) those pre-loaded, single-use syringes are more expensive.
Are you somehow unaware that the thimerosal-free vaccines are not set aside as pediatric doses, but are available for all age groups who wish to avoid thimerosal?
Are you somehow unaware that many parents use pharmacies in Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, and even their grocery stores as family flu shot clinics? And that those stores do not typically stock thimerosal-free flu shots, nor do they inform people that their flu shots are thimerosal-preserved?
Apparently, it means an awful lot to you to try to convince us that children aren't being injected with thimerosal-preserved flu shots, when of course, they are...