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Vaxing for the FLU? Know which vaxes contain thimerosal? Look inside.

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Influenza vaccines containing full strength thimerosal:

Fluzone multi-dose vial
Manufacturer: Sanofi Pasteur
Age: 6 months +
FULL STRENGTH THIMEROSAL

NOTE: Of the 60 million doses of single and multi-dose Fluzone vaccine, only 6-8 million will be truly thimerosal free single dose vials. Fluzone (single dose) is the only truly thimerosal free inactivated flu vaccine. As you can see, supply is very limited. Medimmune makes a truly thimerosal free version called FluMist, however, this is a live vax and indicated for children/adults 5 years and older.


Fluvirin multi-dose vial
Manufacturer: Chiron
Age: 4 years +
FULL STRENGTH THIMEROSAL

NOTE: Of the approximately 18-26 million doses, a minimal number of thimerosal free doses might be available late in the season. What they mean by "minimal" is anyone's guess and they might not even have it in time.



Influenza vaccines containing trace amounts:

Fluvirin single dose vial
Manufacturer: Chiron
Age: 4 years +
Contains "trace" amounts of thimerosal, but advertised as thimerosal free

Fluvarix single dose vial
Manufacturer: Glaxo Smith Kline
Age: Adults 18 years +
Contains "trace" amounts of thimerosal, but advertised as thimerosal free


On a side note: The vaccines containing trace amounts are indicated for children 4 years and above and children under 5 years cannot use the live FluMist. Therefore, only 6-8 million doses of thimerosal free vaccines will be available for children unless your ped is literally lucky enough to get his hands on a portion of that 6-8 million Fluzone. :

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5434a4.htm
post #2 of 24
Thread Starter 
Bumping for posters concerned about thimerosal in flu shots.
post #3 of 24
I wouldn't bother with a flu shot for anyone in my family. The problem with flu shots is that there are a huge number of strains of flu virus, and the shot only covers a handful of them...and they never really know which strains will be around, so it is a bit of pot luck whether they get it right..mean while you are getting the side effects of having a shot, and more than likely it won't do anything...as the last few season shots have found! I would say the healthier option is to steer clear of the shot and let your immunity build up to deal with it in a healthy manner.
post #4 of 24
I would never get a flu shot for me or my family either.

Quote:
Medimmune makes a truly thimerosal free version called FluMist, however, this is a live vax and indicated for children/adults 5 years and older.
Oh and pregnant women cannot receive this either. So all the pregnant ladies getting flu vaccines are being injected with mercury. Nice. :
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
Bumpity bump - flu season is just around the corner!
post #6 of 24
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post #7 of 24
Thanks for the info longisland.

I wanted to post this for folks if they wish to view their other options to vaccines for the flu:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=351236

I'll bump the post because it really helped clear the mud for me on how to nurse a flu.



Sherra
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
Bumping again for a specific poster.

FYI: For the next few months, I'm going to keep bumping this thread when it hits the bottom of page two b/c I'm sure there will be a significant number of mama's here vaccinating themselves and their children for the flu.
post #9 of 24
LongIsland,

The odd mother questioning might read this thread, but most mothers who do vaccinate themselves or their children, will sheeple walk right on by.
post #10 of 24
: They will post, but not in this forum. I already saw one on another forum.
post #11 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by LongIsland
Bumping again for a specific poster.

FYI: For the next few months, I'm going to keep bumping this thread when it hits the bottom of page two b/c I'm sure there will be a significant number of mama's here vaccinating themselves and their children for the flu.
Ah, I know who! :LOL
post #12 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tayndrewsmama
They will post, but not in this forum. I already saw one on another forum.
:LOL
Have we scared more people out of these parts than I realized??????


MT, If just one or two people print out this info. and stick it in their diaper bag (maybe even email it around to their friends/family?), then it's worth it. But I hear ya! I hear ya!
post #13 of 24
Most provaccine mothers don't come here. The only provaccine people who really frequent this board are vaccine manufacturers to see what we are up to, their lawyers and other "stooges" whose job it is to keep an eye on the heresy espoused by scientific terrorists.
post #14 of 24
after all, this is where they get their ideas about writing articles and doing TV programmes on chickenpox parties and their dangerous parents; and how to word the questions on the CDC telephone surveys.

Anyone who thinks this is a "safe" forum to really speak their minds is wrong.
post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Momtezuma Tuatara
The only provaccine people who really frequent this board are vaccine manufacturers to see what we are up to, their lawyers and other "stooges" whose job it is to keep an eye on the heresy espoused by scientific terrorists.
Considering Mothering Magazine is well-known to pharma as being anti-vax and has a significant subsriber base, I completely agree. They are watching and so are their advertising agencies and marketing departments.

Not only pharma, but law firms for school district's keep tabs as well. I know that b/c I've seen caselaw where a parent's exemption denial by the school district was upheld by a judge b/c it was determined their letter was taken off the internet. That's why it's best to keep personal religious exemption letters off the site and use PM.

And last, but not least - the beloved AAP! They're right up at the top of my sh*t list with pharma.

Some you of may say conspiracy theory, but it's happening. Pharma's very powerful lobby also tries to get legislation passed which adversely effect chiropractors and anyone else they think cut into their profit. Their lobbyists are EVERYWHERE and there are thousands of them. They go to school districts around the country, they go to senior citizen organizations, they go to your state legislators . . .anywhere to boost profits on their medications and vaccines.
post #16 of 24
Thread Starter 
I forgot to mention that pharma also lobbies under the guise of the AAP.

Every state that has ever enacted the philosophical exemption has had a member of the beloved AAP there to testify at the hearings in order to make an attempt at quashing the legislation.
post #17 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by LongIsland
I forgot to mention that pharma also lobbies under the guise of the AAP.

Every state that has ever enacted the philosophical exemption has had a member of the beloved AAP there to testify at the hearings in order to make an attempt at quashing the legislation.
Do you know how many times they have been successful?
post #18 of 24
Seems to me that the side effects of the flu shot sounds A LOT like the flu. Hmmmm....


And no flu shots here and we have never had the flu.
post #19 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Momtezuma Tuatara
LongIsland,

The odd mother questioning might read this thread, but most mothers who do vaccinate themselves or their children, will sheeple walk right on by.
Oh, so we're the "odd mothers" now, hu?
post #20 of 24
Probably no one will answer my questions after I post this, but...

I think all the sheeple comments are rude. sheeple, sheep, sheep lining up for poison, etc.

but i've been known to be rude a few times myself, so i guess what goes around, comes around.
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