Top Pediatricians Weigh in on Vaccine Safety

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By Molly Clifton

The American Academy of Pediatrics is endorsing the use of the preservative, thimerosal in vaccines.

The preservative contains mercury, and critics had concerns it could be linked to autism.

But the AAP says overwhelming evidence over the past 15 years shows it does not have neuro-toxic effects.

Thimerosal has been reduced to trace amounts in all vaccines for young children, except certain flu shots.

 



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