|Public Act 094-0614
||LRB094 06617 RXD 36709 b
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Mercury-Free Vaccine Act.
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
The Department of Public Health may
exempt the use of a vaccine from this Act if the Department
finds that an actual or potential bio-terrorist incident or
other actual or potential public health emergency, including an
epidemic or shortage of supply of a vaccine at a reasonable
cost that would prevent a person from receiving the needed
vaccine, makes necessary the administration of a vaccine
containing more mercury than the maximum level set forth in
subsection (a) or subsection (b) of Section 5 in the case of
influenza vaccine. The exemption shall meet all of the
(1) The exemption shall not be issued for more than 12
(2) At the end of the effective period of any
exemption, the Department may issue another exemption for
up to 12 months for the same incident or public health
emergency, if the Department makes a determination that any