How America Was Blinded by Merck's Vaccine Lies
As if Merck hasn't caused enough damage to the public's health with
its painkiller drug Vioxx, found to increase cardiovascular risks,
more evidence questioning the company's credibility has surfaced. It
turns out Merck continued to supply the infant hepatitis B vaccine,
which was contaminated with thimerosal, a mercury preservative, for
two years after announcing that it had eliminated the toxin from the

It was September 1999, in the midst of concerns about the risks of
mercury in childhood vaccines, when Merck stated that the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) had approved a preservative-free version
of the vaccine. And despite Merck's news release that stated, "Now,
Merck's infant vaccine line is free of all preservatives," the
company still distributed the vaccine containing thimerosal until
October 2001.

Thimerosal is:

Fifty percent ethyl mercury

Still present in most flu shots, though eliminated from most routine
childhood vaccines

Used as a sterilizing agent to prevent bacterial contamination (due
to repeated insertion of needles into multidose vials of vaccine)

A Merck spokeswoman explained that the company continued to supply
the preservative-containing version of the vaccine during the
transition period to make sure there was enough vaccine to aid in
protecting the nation's children. Regardless, both parents and
doctors were severely misled; more than 4,200 parents have filed
claims in the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Due to the mercury present in the shots, the parents argue their
children have suffered from autism or other neurological disorders.
However, vaccine makers and health officials claim there is no solid
evidence to prove that small doses of mercury, once widely present
in children's shots, caused such harm.

Los Angeles Times March 8, 2005


Dr. Mercola's Comment:

I ran an interesting article about a 1991 Merck memo uncovered by
the Los Angeles Times that expressed concerns babies were receiving
elevated amounts of mercury--as much as 87 times higher than the
maximum daily "consumption" of mercury from fish. Now, we find out
Merck lied about this potent neurotoxin being present in vaccines
and allowed it to be injected in millions of unsuspecting newborns
There are only two words I can think of for this-- reprehensible

I am highly challenged to understand how Merck can get away with
this. How can any company say that a potent neurotoxin is not
present in something that is mandated by law to be injected into
helpless infants and then not be penalized for the crime it
committed. Folks something isn't right here.

Before you decide to vaccinate your children, I strongly recommend
you do them a favor and closely examine the serious risks and side
effects associated with vaccines. Doing so could very well mean the
difference between life and death for your child. If aid in your
research you might want to consider:

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny's amazing two-hour DVD video: Vaccines: What CDC
Documents and Science Reveal, which tells the truth behind the
vaccine issue. The video is the culmination of Dr. Tenpenny's three-
year investigation into the true story behind vaccines and is
presented in a very easy to understand lecture format. I really love
this video for all the useful information present and the way Dr.
Tenpenny transforms difficult to understand concepts into simple
easy to understand language.

Recent reports by Drs. Donald Miller and Russell Blaylock.

Dr. Tenpenny's insightful cassette tape: The Dangers of Vaccines,
and How You Can Legally Avoid Them, which is a 90-minute
teleconference interview I conducted with her. If you are a parent,
a medical practitioner, or are otherwise interested in how to
exercise your freedom of choice to bypass vaccines, you should
definitely consider this tape.

If, after researching and reviewing the sources listed above, you
are not convinced of the value and safety in avoiding vaccines, you
should, at the very least, avoid exposing your child to vaccines
from multi-dose vials. Inform the physician or nurse that you want
the single-dose vaccine container and request that you want to
actually witness them removing it from the vial and would like the
empty vial to take home with you as proof that your child did not
receive the mercury-contaminated vaccine. This way, you will at
least avoid one of the problems associated with vaccines.

Related Articles:

Mercury, Vaccines and Medicine

Childhood Vaccine Safety Studies are Largely 'Inadequate'

Tell the Truth About Vaccines -- or Keep Away From my Children

Mercury Preservative in Childhood Vaccines Increases Autism Risk

Flu Vaccines for Children Still Contain Mercury