I live out in Oswego (outside of Aurora), and I got a thimerosal-free flu shot at a Walgreens. We just walked in and they had one!
I work at walgreens and its called Afluria. Most stores have it.
Hi - I'm new here, but I have some input on the thimerosal-free shot. I tried to go get Afluria at Walgreens and the pharmacist told me I needed a doctor's note to get the shot because they were saving it up for pregnant women?? Needless to say, I was a little frustrated by that.
I went to Dominicks right next door and they happen to only carry thimerosal-free shots in individual disposable vials. It's called Fluzone. I had no problem getting in there and it was quick and easy.
We got ours at Osco
I wasn't so concerned. My OB explained to me that the mercury/thimerosol is 1) in very very small amounts, and 2) that it is used as a stabilizer and is bonded to an organic compound, and doesn't actually enter the cells.
And regarding H1N1, considering that the death rate for pg women with H1N1 is 28%, a little bit of mercury seemed so minor compared to the possibility of death. I probably have more mercury in my fillings.