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Dr. Kent Bullis: Ball State Campus Health Center Drops Flu Shot with Mercury

Posted Apr 13 2009 12:00am

Dr. kent bullis Managing Editor's Note: Please notice that on April 20th Dr. Boyd Haley will be debating a pediatrician on the topic of mercury at 7:00pm in Pruis Hall.

Muncie, IN – Ball State University health center medical director, Dr. Kent Bullis, has informed the Ball State Truth Movement that the campus health center will no longer offer flu vaccines containing thimerosal.

Dr. Bullis said only one vial of the thimerosal-containing vaccine will be purchased in case a student has an allergy to the thimerosal-free product.

The Ball State Truth Movement, a student activist organization founded in the Fall of 2008, submitted research in late November of 2008 suggesting that thimerosal recipients might be at a higher risk of getting Alzheimer’s Disease later in life. The Truth Movement led a campaign on campus to educate the campus population about the potential dangers of thimerosal. This believed to be the first successful student-lead effort to remove thimerosal from a college campus.

The news comes a week before the Truth Movement hosts a public flu shot debate at Ball State University between Milwaukee pediatrician Dr. Ted Muellerlleil and the University of Kentucky’s Dr. Boyd Haley on April 20th at 7 p.m. in Pruis Hall.

For more information, contact Ball State Truth Movement President Tony Farmer at adfarmer@bsu.edu.

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