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Thimerosal in Vaccines: Going, Going…

KEY POINT

Thimerosal-free formulations of hepatitis B vaccine are now available from Merck Vaccine Division (Recombivax-HB) for use in newborn infants.

SOURCES

Lauderdale et al. Hepatitis B vaccination among children in inner-city public housing, 1991–1997. JAMA. 1999;282:1725–30.

Halsey NA. Limiting infant exposure to thimerosal in vaccines and other sources of mercury [editorial]. JAMA. 1999;282:1763–5.