H1N1 Vaccine and Pregnancy

Sep 9

Vaccine-APAbout a month ago, I read that some of the H1N1 vaccine will have thimerosal (a mercury-containing organic compound).  I know many of you have concerns about giving this vaccine to your children or yourself during pregnancy so I have posted a webcast that will answer your questions about this (thank you Elizabeth for finding this for me).

Click HERE for the link.  It is an hour long video and the thimerosal question is presented at 50:34.  Supposedly there are three types of packaging that the vaccine will come in.  The single dose vials (and pre-loaded syringes) will not contain thimerosal and those will be “preferentially directed” to pregnant women and children.  The 10 dose vials will contain thimerosal.

I hope this helps you.