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Thimerosal in Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

What is thimerosal?
Thimerosal is a very effective preservative that has been used since the 1930s to prevent contamination in some multi-dose vials of vaccines (preservatives are not required for vaccines in single dose vials). Thimerosal contains approximately 49% ethylmercury. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused by the low doses of thimerosal in vaccines, except for minor reactions like redness and swelling at the injection site.
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Thiomersal and vaccines: questions and answers

What is thiomersal?
Thiomersal (also known as thimerosal, mercurothiolate and sodium 2-ethylmercuriothio-benzoate) is a mercurycontaining compound used to prevent bacterial and fungal growth in some vaccines during storage, and especially during use of opened multi-dose vials.
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Ron Dagan's review on the PCV 10

The development of effective conjugate vaccines targeting Streptococcus pneumoniae represents a significant advance in improving the health of children. In this edition, results are presented for 5 clinical trials that evaluated the new 10-valent pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) protein D–conjugate vaccine candidate
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H1N1 - Advisories from MOH Singapore

Please download the Advisory for Caregivers and Contacts and Advisory for Patients at below links
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