(410 ILCS 51/5)
Banned mercury-containing vaccines.
(a) Commencing January 1, 2006, a person shall not be vaccinated with a mercury-containing vaccine that contains more than 1.25 micrograms of mercury per dose.
(b) Commencing January 1, 2008, no person shall be vaccinated with a vaccine or injected with any product that contains, or prior to dilution, had contained as an additive, any mercury based product, whether at preservative or trace amount levels.
(c) The Department of Public Health shall implement a policy to distribute,
preferentially, influenza vaccines that are thimerosal-free or contain only trace
amounts of thimerosal for the immunization of children under the age of 3
who are participating in the Vaccines for Children program, provided that the
supply of influenza vaccines to health care providers is not impeded by the
exercise of this preference. The Department shall annually communicate this
policy to the General Assembly and health care providers.
(Source: P.A. 94-614, eff. 1-1-06; 95-409, eff. 1-1-08.)