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When it comes to vaccinations, misinformation can kill. Find out the truth as we look at vaccination myths, including the mercury fear and autism claims.
While it is claimed in this AWIS that no childhood vaccines contain mercury, it has come to our attention that there is one vaccine (specifically one type of HepB vaccine) that does contain trace amounts of mercury. All other vaccines for children available in Australia are mercury free.
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