Dr. Halsey's presentation at the National
Vaccine Advisory Committee Workshop on Thimerosal and Vaccines
held in Bethesda, Maryland on August 11-12, 1999.
Slide 19 of 26
There are many uncertainties that have been discussed
with regard to the mercury that children receive from
vaccines. We need to share these uncertainties with
physicians and the general public by providing more
information and more specific guidelines and options.
We have not talked about the possible effects of
mercury on the immune system. There are several centers
doing immunologic studies on the effects of mercury on the
immune system. We can expect many new publications on this
subject during the next two years.