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I dont think a sulfa allergy would be a problem with any vaccine (but to make sure check the package insert). There are more and more thimerosal (mercury) free vaccines available. Usually the vaccines with it are multi-dose vials since the mercury is added as a preservative. The nasal mist flu vaccine is mercury free. Also the Varicella (Chickenpox), MMR (Measles),Pneumonia, Rabies, Yellow Fever, Typhoid and the new Meningitis vaccine MENACTRA all all mercury free. There are mercury free versions of the Hep A, Hep B, Polio and Flu vaccines but not every provider may have them. You may go to "www.fda.gov/cber/vaccine/thimerosal" to get a list of what ingredients are in each vaccine. I get a flu shot every year and have never had any problem whatsoever. Neither have I had a problem with any vaccine. Sometimes the person administering the shot can make a big difference.





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