News & Perspective

Mar 18, 2019

Mar 18, 2019

News Scan for Mar 18, 2019

Measles spreads in NY, NJ, US
Saudi MERS cases
AAP on flu shots, vaccine exemptions
Suspected Nipah in Bangladesh
Avian flu in Nepal, Denmark

May 06, 2004

May 06, 2004

CDC neutral on thimerosal in flu vaccine for toddlers

(CIDRAP News) – Almost 5 years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the US Public Health Service joined in calling for removal of the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal from vaccines. By 2001, all the vaccines recommended for children under age 7 were available without thimerosal or with only trace amounts.