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  • 3Princes 11-19-09 | 10:38 PM
  • So they ended up offering the h1n1 vax to staff at school, so I decided to go ahead and get it.

    How about I read the whole info page about it, and on the section where it says "who should get the h1n1...?" Pregnant women is number one on the list.

    I get in line to get my shot and the lady says loudly 'ARE YOU PREGNANT?" I say I am and she demands a prescription (which I had), and says "now do you know there are trace amounts of mercury in this vaccine???" Of course I didnt, and she says "well, so far the obs have been ok with it but I wanted you to know."

    I tried to call my obs office just to make sure but of course it was Wednesday afternoon so they were closed. The health dept was the one giving the clinic and was where she told me to go, so I figured it was ok.

    I finally get past her, and there are all these nurses givng the shots and one says LOUDLY when I come in the clinic "ARE WE DOING PREGNANT WOMEN?" They didn't want to give me the shot again! So i showed my prescription again and they finally gave it to me.

    So of course I've been freaking out wondering if i even did the right thing.
  • teddybear1082 teddybear1082's Avatar 11-20-09 | 09:03 AM
  • Of course you did the right thing! The amount of mercury int he shot is less than a tuna sandwich and has been scientifically proven to be safe. I have a link somewhere with an article about thimerosol (the mercury containing ingredient) I will post it when I find it. You are at a high risk of getting swine flu woking in a school-especially in a lower grade, so the shot is definitely a good thing to have. (IMHO!!)

    I stalked my board of health and was first on line when they offered their first clinic a few weeks back.

    Last edited by teddybear1082; 11-20-09 at 09:18 AM..
  • 3Princes 11-20-09 | 07:08 PM
  • Not to start a debate or anything, but I don't believe mercury in vaccines causes autism anyway, but it was still unnerving that after they made such a big fuss that I get it, they didn't want to give it to me!

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