Do Vaccines Contain Formaldehyde and Mercury?

This question comes from Tina:

“Hi there, a dear friend and client is expecting her baby any day and they are still not decided on vaccinations. She told me that she’s heard not to take notice of people putting you off vaccinations as they do not contain formaldahyde and mercury anymore. Of course my answer was that may be, but what are they using instead?! As a natural health practitioner I would very much like to have a publication with the most up to date ingredient information – can you help? Many thanks”


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  • September 19, 2012

Jeffry John Aufderheide is the father of a child injured as a result of vaccination. As editor of the website www.vactruth.com he promotes well-educated pediatricians, informed consent, and full disclosure and accountability of adverse reactions to vaccines.

  • Hmtcurteis


  • There is still formaldehyde in these vaccines.  How about taking all the industrial chemicals they put in these ‘vaccines’ and check out what they do just by touch.  If they are dangerous without being injected—then you would have to decide that injecting these chemicals makes them terribly dangerous as an injection–making your child vulnerable to how their body responds.   Are there any safe chemicals used in the industrial world and safe as a ‘medical treatment’—-I would say only if you like the risk to be on your child’s future.   The risk is on you—they ‘being the pharmaceuticals’ hold no responsibility to how their junk affects your child.  Is it worth it?   Everyone should revolt on vaccines that contain industrial chemicals (all) and different antibiotics plus other animal blood that makes this Frankenstein medicine and nothing more.

  • In addition, mercury has other names they can be hiding under.

  • The Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Anthrax, Flu, DPT, DTaP, DT, TD, polio, Meningococcal vaccines all contain formaldehyde or formalin, which is a 37% solution of formaldehyde. DTaP/Hib,  DT, TD, flu, meningococcal, DPT contain mercury or thimerosal, which is 50% mercury by weight.  there may be more, I have to look into it.

  • There is still thimerosal in flu vaccines. Not a trace amount, but 25 mcg, in most flu vaccines. These have now being recommended for pregnant women and babies. Thimerosal is half mercury. 

  • SoniaToni

    my god. is there anything not toxic in vaccines?

  • Jacquibutterworth

    Seems the drug companies/governments have not learnt yet what damage these vaccinations do.  Read Prof Donald Scott and Prof Garth Nicolson’s research (GWS)  Open your eyes.

  • helpingspecialkids

    I like to send folks to the CDC’s website!  Go to http://www.cdc.gov and then do a search for “Vaccine Excipient and Media Summary”.  That will give you lists of the excipients and other additives in each vaccine.  And I love that it is a government website so no one can say we’ve typed up inaccurate or misleading info or that the government doesn’t know vaccines contain neurotoxins and carcinogens, etc.!

  • Shula

     The TB test also contains formaldehyde.  Funny thing is that I was told this by a health dept employee who was looking into it for me because my daughter had a reaction.  He  himself was shocked, and said, “Why would the inject formaldehyde into anyone who is not dead?”  I thought that was a pretty good question.

  • Shula

     Right.  An adult friend of mine died from the aluminum in a vaccine, after having muscle inflammation for several years.  Not all can excrete it well, I guess.  And don’t forget MSG (in chicken pox vaccine).  Why? 

  • Godsendlb

    We deal with vaccination poisoning on a daily basis and I can tell you that the vaccines have a hell of alot more in them than the substances you have noted!!!! 

  • Naturopath Pierce

    Great responses.  However, I do think it is time that we take the requirements off of us and onto the pro-vaccine group.  My children are past the typical vaccination age so I don’t have an opportunity to attempt this, but would enjoy seeing the response.  The next time anyone begins to pressure you for vaccination ask them to produce the results of the safety study for that vaccine.  Inform them that when they can guarantee  the safety of the vaccine, you will consider using it.  This puts the burden on them, because there are no safety studies.

  • Cherry Misra

    Your friends might like to google on Michael Wagnitz or Dr. Boyd E. Haley.  They would have something to say about quantities of mercury and aluminium still in vaccines.  For example, they are still allowing  so-called trace mercury in vaccines.  The problem is that you really cannot eassily  measure these tiny , but still toxic quantities, so they write  something like “less than one microgram Thimerosal” on the insert, but the govt allows them to put up to 4micrograms.  Now 4 micrograms is supposedly suitable for  a 40 kilo child.  Good information is also available from the organisation :  Committee for Mercury-free Drugs :  http://www.CoMeD.org
        Today, I find the aluminium in vaccines equally terrifying.  Just google on  aluminium toxicity and see what you come up with:   cancer   cancer    cancer.     Well –  Maybe that does not really happen with vaccines-   Then why did the baby boy in New Zealand who was given a Gardasil vaccine by mistake, immediately get leukemia?  Gardasil is known to be “high in aluminium”     Why is it that leukemia in children was virtually unheard of in New Delhi, where I live and now it seems to be common.  I had one case in my nursery school last year, a mother told me about her friend having a one year old with leukemia  and then two days back a six year old girl died within two weeks of being diagnosed with leukemia. Im sure that if I quizzed all the parents in my school I would hear of other cases.  Now, stop and think:  If a child age one gets leukemia , there really arent that many substances that he has been exposed to for any length of time.  Vaccines have to be a major suspect for leukemia in a child that young-  so is anyone doing research on this?   Good luck with that one,   
       I would really appreciate if anyone here can shed any light on how the body can manage to throw out the aluminum that is put into it.  We know that the body has a method for ridding itself of mercury, but what do we know about aluminum?   In one place I read that the body stores aluminum in the long bones.  Does that explain why the other childhood  cancer we now hear about in India, is cancer of the thigh bone  . It appears that when it comes to aluminum, they have put something into vaccines that they know even less about than mercury.  Astonishing!
        I think that  if your friends really prefer to give vaccines, they could take a look at Dr. Jay Gordon’s advice.  He has impeccable credentials and his advice is built on his scientific knowledge , rather than  the typical “vaccines are safe”,  which is simply opinion, not science.

  • Yes, vaccines do contain mercury and formaldehyde. Please suggest your friend watch THE GREATER GOOD at greatergoodmovie.org to understand the state of vaccines and the vaccine debate. Also at our website is a catalogue of science containing about 200 peer reviewed papers exploring and documenting adverse reactions to vaccination including brain damage, immune damage, and much more. Also, to be clear, while many vaccines claim to be mercury free, mercury is still used in the manufacturing process and not all mercury can be removed. No amount of mercury is totally safe. What’s more, about half of all flu shots in the US still have a healthy dose of mercury. And many vaccines contain formaldehyde, and the extremely potent neurotoxin aluminum, and lots of other ingredients of questionable safety.

  •  I would just like to give the correct link to the Committee for Mercury-free Drugs.  http://mercury-freedrugs.org/   
    Thank you Cherry Misra.

  • Karen

    Curious, what was your daughter’s reaction…I had to get a mandatory TB test at a hospital I just started working..I didn’t realize it was part of the routine physical unitl that day..Otherwise I would have had time to investigate and found out there is blood test for it also that I would have gladly paid for out of my pocket…Because I refuse to ever get another vaccine or vaccine like test like the tb test…I thought it was just a prick on the skin like many years ago but it was an injection underneath the skin…A few days later I became the “illest” I have ever been in my life and I’m 52 y/o…Worst than the flu that I had once at age 17…It was like it gave me either TB, Bronchitis or Pneumonia..I could not stop deep coughing, I had so much mucus that I went through at least 15 boxes of tissues in 5 days, a fever of 104 degrees, lost of appetite, extreme fatigue…I felt like I was dying…I finally went to doctor on 3rd day for antibiotics…I don’t get colds that easy and obvious don’t like going to the doctor or taking meds unnecessarily….Haven’t had a cold in probably about 8 years…Just funny how I got sick like that after a tb test in the middle of the summer and when I use to get colds it would be in the winter…Within 6-8 hours of taking the antibiotics my fever started to go down and it took many more days for all symptoms to clear up…I will never ever get a tb test again in my life unless a gun in to my head and then I may think twice..That was the worst respiratory infection I ever had in my life…No, I don’t smoke, never had..

  • HarlowGold


    This pdf is invaluable and up to date as of Feb 2012. A “Dr.” cannot dispute the info because it is a CDC file.

  • Spearce

    Natural News has an article about detoxing the body from aluminum. “Here’s how to detox your body of aluminum — a very important topic given all the exposure to aluminum these days (chemtrails, anyone?)” http://www.naturalnews.com/034607_aluminum_poisoning_detox.html

  • Spearce

     What are the other names for mercury, besides thimerosal?

  • Spearce

    2012 – Vaccine Allergens – http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/components-Allergens.htm
     2012 – Excipients – http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/components-Excipients.htm
     2012 – http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/components.htm
    These are from Institute For Vaccine Safety – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

  • Mindano Iha

    Vaccines which are multi-dose (several doses in one vial) contain a preservative. This is normally thimerosal (which is approx 50 per cent mercury). To have preservative properties it must be present in a strength of at least 0.01 per cent in the final product.(Equivalent to 50 micrograms thimerosal or 25 micrograms mercury per 0.5 ml dose).

    Single dose injections do not normally contain preservatives but may contain traces of mercury which are residues from the manufacturing process. Up to 0.3 micrograms per 0.5 ml dose is permitted. This strength is not sufficient to have preservative properties. Therefore the single dose vaccines are often labelled “preservative free” when in fact they may contain mercury in small amounts.

    In the opinion of unbiased experts even trace amounts of mercury are dangerous! (sl)

  • Vaccines do still contain formaldehyde from processing, and as well some of them trace amounts of mercury (thimerosal) from manufacturing.

    Vaccines safety science is what is so needed, and there is very little of it having been done. So, if you want some actual unbiased such said science, I think a good place to start may be right here.    


  • I just ran across this video by Dr Russell Blaylock, and is near frightening. If that doesn’t get the point across, then what would.


    Dr. Russell Blaylock is a board certified neurosurgeon, author and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his general surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in
    Charleston, South Carolina. During his residency training he worked with the eminent
    neurosurgeon, Dr. Ludwig Kempe. Together they developed the transcallosal removal of intraventricular tumors, a technique still used today. For the past 25 years he has practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional studies and neuroscience research.


    Published Papers – Dr. Russell Blaylock

    Vaccines Cause Autism and More – The Scientific Explanation

  • Marcia Brannan


  • Ekyng

    i have a 2 week old and a 16 month old. 16 month old was vaccinated later than the reccommended age(couple of months or so) an has not had his mmr which i am being pressured into giving him..i still wont. i do feel very guilty about having his vaccs done. i really dont want to get my 2 week old done so i will use that argument when i get the chance. i must say that my 16 month old even though theres nothing wrong persay he does get an awful lot of coughs and colds even in the summer!?

  • mdailey1234

    of the population unquestionably complies with the suggested vaccine schedule
    that the Food and Drug Administration recommends. Without ever considering the
    repercussions or ingredients, millions of people are vaccinated every year. The
    CDC recommends thirty-two vaccinations before a child reaches six years of age
    and with ingredients such as mercury and aluminum, it is safe to question the true
    safety of these suggested vaccines. Between 1992 and 2005, 36,788 cases of
    adverse side effects were reported to Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting System
    in relation to the Hepatitis B vaccine alone. Of these reports, 14,800 were
    hospitalized and left with serious health issues or disabilities. 781 deaths
    were documented in correlation with this study . The amount of adverse effects
    reported to the Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting system is abundant.  It is evident that the risks and adverse reactions
    is an unquestionable possibility to everyone who receives one. It is important
    for parents to understand their choices when permitting their children to
    receive a vaccination.



    “60 Things that can go terribly wrong the Hepatitis B
    Vaccination”. Dr. Joseph Mercola. (July 7, 2011) http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/07/60-things-that-can-go-terribly-wrong-with-hepatitis-b-vaccination.aspx

    “Common Substances found in vaccines. Cdc.goc. Additional
    Facts.  Web. Nov. 1. 2012. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen.additives.html

    “Recommended immunization
    schedule for persons aged 0 through 6 years”. (2012). colorado.gov. Web.
    Nov. 1 2012. http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadername2=Content-Type&blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D%22ACIP+recommended+Immunization+Schedule+for+Children+0+to+6+years+2012.pdf%22&blobheadervalue2=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1251822173468&ssbinary=true

  • Dianne

    Can anyone help with information on tb skin test? Does it have the same dangers as vaccines? My employer won’t do the blood test due to expense. Meanwhile I would like info in case the blood test is hundreds of dollars. Any guidance is greatly appreciated.

  • Susan Pearce

    Have you checked out this site? http://www.vaclib.org/basic/tb.htm