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Thimerosal-free flu vaccines in Chicago?

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Anybody know where you can get one?
ETA: Just discovered that the ob/gyn office at NMPG only carries the mercury-laden ones. Also, that the American Academy of Pediatrics announced a delay from the manufacturer of one of the two available mercury-free brands. Won't be available until at least November. Don't know about the other.
post #2 of 7
Would LOVE to know this info as well! Thanks for asking!
post #3 of 7
I heard that the West Suburban Midwives have it-- in Oak park
post #4 of 7
Pediatric Care Associates in Hoffman Estates have them. But they only have a limited supply so you have to request one. And you might have to be a patient there, I'm not sure.
post #5 of 7
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Thank you so much! This is like finding a needle in a haystack! When questioned further, NMPG nurse said that their pharmacy does not have it and it is "nearly impossible" to get it. Don't know if I'm sold on that one.
I filled out a contact form on the Sanofi Pasteur (Fluzone maker) website. If I should miraculously receive a reply, I will post it here.
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Hooray! West Suburban Midwives has the shots and they will give one to me even though I'm not a patient! I did not try calling Pediatric Care Associates, so I don't know what their policy is.
This is a relief.
post #7 of 7
my pediatrician in Downers Grove has them. Dr. Emilio Cabana.

joey
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