With the H1N1 swine flu virus vaccine becoming available this month, there is a big push to vaccinate as many people as possible. However, whether
or not you decide to take the vaccine, there are important questions you should ask your doctor or other health practitioner to make sure it is the right choice for you and your family.
1. Does the Vaccine contain additives such as mercury or squaline?
Additives called adjuvants like mercury (thiamerisol) are added to inhibit bacterial contamination. However, some studies have
implicated mercury as a cause of autism and squaline as a cause of neurological damage respectively.
2. How can I avoid getting a vaccine that contains mercury?
Ask to receive your vaccine from a single dose vial. Unlike the multiple dose vials which contain thiamerisol, the single dose
vials do not contain that additive.