Ask Fuzzy: Do modern vaccines contain mercury?

By Mathew Marques
Updated July 2 2021 - 2:06am, first published December 15 2019 - 12:00am

The simple answer is no. Mercury was present in multi-dose vials and manufacturers removed the preservative Thiomersal which contained very low and safe levels of mercury from two decades ago. This is no longer needed in Australia as most vaccines are single-use vials.

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