Washington State suspends limits on Mercury in H1N1 vaccine

Flu vaccineIn a move sure to have health repercussions down the line, the state of Washington has temporarily canceled the limit on how much mercury is allowed in swine-flu vaccine given to pregnant women and to children up to the age of 3. This suspension applies only to this vaccine and will stay in place until March 23, 2010.

 

Washington state's H1N1 vaccine may contain higher mercury levels

Washington state's H1N1 vaccine may contain higher mercury levels

Washington State’s Department of Health Secretary, Mary Selecky has said “It’s vital to be sure everyone in a high risk group has the choice to be vaccinated when swine flu vaccine becomes available.

“Mercury-free H1N1 vaccine may not always be in stock, and we want to be sure there are no barriers to protecting people,” she said.

Is this again part of the knee-jerk reaction to an illness that, though serious, some say has the cure be potentially worse than the disease? Let’s hope not.  

Only time will tell.

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