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I have a family member who really should have a flu shot. Is

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I have a family member who really should have a flu shot.

Is it true that there is an unsafe volume of mercury in the flu shots and that this excess mercury is stored in our body? Supposedly 10x? higher than is safe. My dr. has always recommended that I have the shot. Where does the mercury get stored. Why would they use that much mercury if it's unsafe and cannot be processed out through some natural filtration system in our body?
Look forward to your response!!

Dr. D.J. :

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Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

Good question.

Dr. D.J. :

Single dose flu vaccines do not contain mercury.

Dr. D.J. :

Also many multidose preparations do not contain mercury.

Dr. D.J. :

Only some multidose vaccines contain trace amounts of mercury in the form of thiomersal to prevent contamination of the vaccines.

Customer:

even this years' shot?

Dr. D.J. :

Studies have shown, this small amount of mercury do not accumulate in the body and do not cause any serious side effects.

Dr. D.J. :

Yes correct.

Dr. D.J. :

So, if you want to avoid mercury all together, use a single dose vial which is free of mercury.

Dr. D.J. :

So go ahead --tell your fried to get the flu shot --no worries.

Customer:

thank you so much!

Dr. D.J. :

very welcome

Dr. D.J. :

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