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Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative that has been used for decades in the United States in multi-dose vials (vials containing more than one dose) of medicines and vaccines. Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines do not and never did contain thimerosal.

Thimerosal and Vaccines web section gives medical professionals Click this arrow to watch A Practical Guide to Improving Adult Vaccination.

The use of thimerosal as a preservative in vaccines has declined due to as a preservative are also available for adolescents and adults.