“Thimerosal is still used in the vaccine manufacturing process. They just don’t add it as a preservative anymore. But you still have a certain level—about one-tenth the level that used to be there is still there. And all the vaccines that are used in multiple dose vials like the flu vaccine that they recommend for six months old children? Still contains Thimerosal. They’re getting a bolus dose of mercury.
When you inject your baby with the flu vaccine at the local clinics, it’s the same as it was in 1985 when we started the CDC-mandated program. It’s quite a high level. It’s 12.5 micrograms per dose of mercury. That means it would be safe for a baby to take, according to EPA standards, eating fish if the baby weighed 275 lbs.
It’s not against the law to give Thimerosal-containing vaccines. And an HMO can go to the vaccine manufacturer or state health agency and say, ‘We want to buy vaccines and we want the cheapest because we don’t have a big budget. Can I buy this Thimerosal-containing vaccine for our children? For the children that are being vaccinated in our state, our location, our HMO?’ And, yes, they can. It’s not against the law.
And so you’re trusting whether these people will buy the Thimerosal-free vaccines. And I know that they don’t do it all the time because I’ve had mothers call me up and say, ‘Doctor Haley, I have to [get] my child vaccinated. What should I do?’
I tell ‘em, ‘Tell ‘em you want to see the insert to show that the vaccine that they’re giving is Thimerosal-free and you look at a preservative and see if it says there’s Thimerosal.’ And so many times they’ve called me back over the last few years, saying, ‘No, the vaccine they want to give my child contained Thimerosal.’ So there is no proof that the Thimerosal has been removed from the exposure to American children. They like saying that so people calm down.”
— Boyd Haley, PhD, biochemist