New here w/? re: flu vax when preggo
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|Fri, 10-17-2008 - 2:40pm|
Are there any moms on here who might have had the flu vaccine while pregnant? I am particularly curious about moms who did AND have children diagnosed with any form of autism or developmental delays.
It seems that while thimerosal has been banned from vaccinations in general, it is still allowed in the flu vax (both injectable and nasal.) Unless one specifically requests the thimerosal-free vax, the standard dose contains the mercury- based preservative. I cannot find much info regarding the impact of this on a developing fetus, but it troubles me a great deal. Considering that the byproducts, thus neurotoxicity, can linger for a year+, it seems that the fragile fetal system could take a very real hit during development in utero and beyond.
Any thoughts or are there any links to similar discussions/pertinent studies?