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MMR vaccination? Mercury or not?

(6 Posts)
Calmriver Sat 09-Jul-05 20:38:45

Was just wondering if the MMR jab still contains mercury or not!? Baby is due for her jab in a couple of months!

QZebra Sat 09-Jul-05 20:40:32

Not now, I have a strong hunch that it never has had mercury/thimersol in it, but am not 100% sure about that.

QZebra Sat 09-Jul-05 21:14:15

Link for you .

aloha Sat 09-Jul-05 21:31:38

Never had it in.

edam Sat 09-Jul-05 22:18:27

Agree with everyone else, IIRC the measles component of MMR is a live vaccine so no need for thiomersal. But someone once posted on an MMR thread here that they'd met a documentary maker who had heard that thiomersal was present in MMR - used to store, or something. He wanted to make a documentary about it but couldn't get funding. 99 per cent certain he had the wrong end of the stick - thiomersal was used as a preservative in old DTP jabs so you can see why confusion with storage might arise - but would love to know more about where he got the idea from.

dinny Sat 09-Jul-05 22:31:40

no, MMR is a live vaccine.

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