We encourage you to learn more about the mercury based vaccine preservative Thimerosal, as it is in the news during flu shot season. HERE is the material data safety sheet so that you can make informed healthcare decisions for yourself and your loved ones.
According to the CDC in Atlanta, the majority of flu shots available for Americans this season contain mercury.
How much influenza vaccine is projected to be available for the 2010-11 influenza season? At the current time, six influenza vaccine manufacturers are projecting that as many as 160-165 million doses of influenza vaccine will be available from currently licensed manufacturers in the U.S. for use during the 2010-11 influenza season.
How much thimerosal-free influenza vaccine is expected to be available for the 2010-11 season? For the 2010-11 season, manufacturers project producing approximately 74 million doses of thimerosal-free or preservative-free (trace thimerosal) influenza vaccine.