Definitely, universal recommendation makes the vaccine cheaper for China and other countries.
The CDC also reasoned that, at the time, there was no universal prenatal screening recommendation in place, except for those receiving care at public health departments.
So, what do they do, they make the universal screening recommendation, which results in state screening mandate, but they also recommended the birth dose . . . regardless of whether the mother was positive or negative.
All the while, not having a care in world about the thimerosal concentration in this birth dose.