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post #21 of 27
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I'm not talking about the issue of selective vaccination, I'm talking about the "issue" of thimerosal-laced "backstocked" vaccines you claimed were on the shelves.
How can either of us know what another parent's doctor has available until they ask them? Is this a point worth arguing about?
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by heartmama
How can either of us know what another parent's doctor has available until they ask them? Is this a point worth arguing about?
Who's arguing?

You stated there were "backstocked" vaccines containing full strength thimerosal and there are not. Both versions of TT and DT are available and - yes - if a parent want as a TF version, of course they would need to inquire.

FTR, the AAP and CDC do not state a preference for TF or thimerosal-containing DT and TT . . . so it's not like a ped is really going to go for the single dose formulations, which are more expensive and take up more valuable space . . . and they will most likely lose money. Therefore, most peds are not using up their thimerosal-containing vaccines DT stock in order to get TF versions.
post #23 of 27
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Who's arguing?
Well, I hope we aren't :

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You stated there were "backstocked" vaccines containing full strength thimerosal and there are not.
This wasn't my overarching point, which I clarified. However, in regards to this specifically, I disagree that a parent should take your word that a local physician has the latest and safest vaccines. I would look at the vial with my own eyes. Ask. Find out. Make sure. That's all.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by heartmama
I disagree that a parent should take your word that a local physician has the latest and safest vaccines. I would look at the vial with my own eyes. Ask. Find out. Make sure. That's all.
I've stated numerous times in the vax forum that parents should look at the bottle (not the package insert) when getting any vaccine administered to their child, particularly if they have requested thimerosal free DT or TT. Parents should be checking the bottle regardless of whether they're want the TF version of DT and TT -- vaccine administration errors are not uncommon.

FTR, the DT and TT vaccines each containing 25 micrograms of thimerosal per dose in the multi-dose formulation ARE considered "safe."
post #25 of 27
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I've stated numerous times in the vax forum that parents should look at the bottle (not the package insert) when getting any vaccine administered to their child, particularly if they have requested thimerosal free DT or TT. Parents should be checking the bottle regardless of whether they're want the TF version of DT and TT -- vaccine administration errors are not uncommon.
I don't keep track so now that you've shared this here it seems that....

....we agree
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by heartmama
I don't keep track so now that you've shared this here it seems that....

....we agree



You'd be surprised how many VAERS reports there are of teenagers getting DTaP instead of Tdap since the two new Tdap vaccines were licensed. Imagine getting two doses of Hep A in one visit or last year's flu vaccine. Scary shit.

Mamas - check the bottles!!!!!
post #27 of 27
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I actually saved it for reference later
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