MERCURY LIMITS SUSPENDED for H1N1 (Swine Flu) Vaccine to Improve 'Access'!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Fri, 09/25/2009 - 5:53pm.

State health officials are taking steps to ensure Washington residents at highest risk for H1N1 (swine flu) infection have broad access to the new vaccine when its available.

Secretary of Health Mary Selecky is temporarily suspending Washingtons limit on the amount of mercury (thimerosal) allowed in H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine given to pregnant women and children under three.

Its vital to be sure everyone in a high risk group has the choice to be vaccinated when swine flu vaccine becomes available, said Secretary Selecky.
Mercury-free H1N1 vaccine may not always be in stock, and we want to be sure there are no barriers to protecting people.

The six-month suspension is effective through March 23, 2010 and applies only to H1N1 (swine flu) vaccines now being developed. As a precaution, Washington state law limits the amount of mercury that can be in vaccines for pregnant women and children under three. The secretary of health can suspend the law when theres a shortage of vaccine or during a disease outbreak both criteria apply to the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine. Supplies of mercury-free vaccine will be limited, which may stop people in these groups who want the vaccine from getting it.

H1N1 vaccination is voluntary. Pregnant women and children under three are at the top of the list to get the vaccine because they're at high risk for serious complications from swine flu.

We believe suspending the law allows health care providers to offer their patients as many choices as possible to protect themselves against H1N1," said Cindy Markus, MD, President of the Washington State Medical Association.

When the limits are suspended, the law requires that pregnant or lactating women and parents or guardians of children under 18 be told theyre getting a vaccine containing more mercury than is usually permitted. There is no specific notification method required; most patients will get a handout to read.

The mercury in vaccines is in a preservative called thimerosal. Its been used safely for years to prevent contamination of vaccines in vials that contain more than one dose. Except for some types of flu vaccines, all vaccines routinely recommended for children under six years of age are thimerosal-free, or contain only trace amounts. While some people are concerned about the safety of thimerosal, many large, thorough studies have shown no harm caused by thimerosal in vaccines.

Federal health officials expect H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine to be available in early October. Although there will eventually be enough vaccine for everyone, supplies will be limited at first and will likely be reserved for high risk people. People are encouraged to check with their private health care provider, public health clinics, retail pharmacies, and community vaccination event organizers on locations to get the vaccine. State and local health partners are working together to identify these locations and will share that information when vaccine is available.

More information is available on the Department of Health
H1N1 (swine flu) Web site (

September 24, 2009 - source DOH.WA.

Michele Roberts, Immunization Program CHILD Profile     360-236-3720
Donn Moyer, Communications Office                              360-236-4076

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notepad publishing (not verified) | Wed, 10/21/2009 - 4:11am

H1N1 = Conspiracy?

H1N1 notepad H1N1 notepad October 11 to October 20 2009.

On October 12 2009, Prisonplanet publishes that 'The vaccination propaganda is now kicking into overdrive' but that 'corporate media’s own polls reveal that around two-thirds of parents have serious reservations' and writes about nurses suing the state to block H1N1 vaccinations. While Khaleej Times publishes that the 'WHO Denies Reports of H1N1 Vaccine’s ‘Dangerous Effects' and that 'The side effect of administering H1N1 vaccine is limited to a slight fever and pain at the site of injection'.

October 13, the LoudounTimes writes about Desiree Jennings who can move sideways and backwards, but not forward.

On October 14 The New American publishes that a growing chorus of doctors and researchers is claiming that being injected with the swine flu vaccine may be more hazardous than catching the flu and Florida Today writes 'Swine flu vaccine here'. FoodConsumer publishes that 'Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, MedImmune, Australian drug maker CSL, and Sanofi-Pasteur will likely make a great deal of money'.

October 15, VUE Weekly publishes that 'autism now affects one in 99 American children' and 'Hepatitis B vaccine given to newborn baby boys more than triples their risk' and GlobalResearch writes that 'Jim Turner, a Washington, D.C., attorney noted for his work on consumer health issues, is filing suit today in federal court to stop all swine flu vaccinations'. AFP publishes that '"None of the vaccines against H1N1 have been properly tested," attorney Jim Turner, one of half a dozen lawyers working on the case, told AFP'.

October 17 CBT writes that 'researchers still don't know this strain of the flu is hurting children so lethally'.

October 18 groundreport writes that 'There is no financial incentive to make a safe vaccine, and no repercussions for making an unsafe one', Naples News reports that 'Parents, health-care workers question safety of swine flu vaccine' and Local News publishes that the German 'Government to get special swine flu vaccine'.

October 19 the Chicago Tribune writes that 'Swine flu vaccines are safe and time-tested, experts assert'.

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notepad publishing (not verified) | Fri, 10/09/2009 - 11:25am

H1N1 notepad October 2009 On October 1 2009, a former federal health minister dismisses as "crackpots and conspiracy theorists" those who would actively discourage Australians from having their swine flu vaccine'.

October 2nd, the San Fransisco Chronicle publishes that 'Everybody seems to be saying TRUST THE GOVERNMENT but it's hard to trust the H1N1 vaccination campaign' and on October 4th, the Washington Post wonders 'When the swine flu vaccine finally arrives this week, will Americans line up to get it?' and CBS News writes about health care workers protesting the flu vaccine mandate.

October 7th Healthnews writes that 72 percent are concerned about potential vaccine side effects and the Examiner writes that' theorists believe that government may force people to take the vaccine'.

October 8th Times&Transscript publishes that 'a mercury-based preservative called thimerosal would be included as one of the substances in the H1N1 vaccine', Medill Reports writes that Dr. Mayer Eisenstein is advising his patients to say no and is convinced that vaccines cause autism and the Los Angeles Times Blog publishes that media commentators Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have apparently fallen prey to the loony websites of the anti-vaccine folks and that Beck would do "the exact opposite" of what the government recommended and attend a swine flu party.

View this article with all media references @  CONSPIRACY (from Lat. conspirare, literally to breathe together, to agree, combine, and especially to form a secret plot) notepad publishing, Swiss News Agency