What’s in these Vaccines?
Today’s vaccines use only the ingredients they need to be as safe and effective as possible.
Each ingredient in a vaccine serves a specific purpose:
- provide immunity (protection)
- keep the vaccine safe and long lasting
- for the production of the vaccine
|Type of Ingredient||Example(s)||Purpose||Most common source found…|
|Preservatives||Thimerosal||To prevent contamination||From eating foods such as certain kinds of fish, mercury (which thimerosal contains) gets into the body|
|Adjuvants||Aluminum salts||To help boost the body’s response to the vaccine||From drinking water, infant formula, or use of health products such as antacids, buffered aspirin, and antiperspirants|
|Stabilizers||Sugars, gelatin||To keep the vaccine effective after manufactured.||From eating food such as Jell-O® and resides in body naturally|
|Residual cell culture materials||Egg protein^||To grow enough of the virus or bacteria to make the vaccine||From eating foods containing eggs|
|Residual inactivating ingredients||Formaldehyde†||To kill viruses or inactivate toxins during the manufacturing process||Resides in body naturally (more in body than vaccines). Also found automobile exhaust, and household furnishing such as carpets and upholstery.|
|Residual antibiotics||Neomycin||To prevent contamination by bacteria during the vaccine manufacturing process||Antibiotics that people are most likely to be allergic to — like penicillin — aren’t used in vaccines|
* Thimerosal has a different form of mercury (ethylmercury) than the kind that causes mercury poisoning (methylmercury). They say its It’s safe to use ethylmercury in vaccines because it’s processed differently in the body and it’s less likely to build up in the body — and because it’s used in tiny amounts, I say Bullshit.
†Formaldehyde is diluted during the vaccine manufacturing process, but residual quantities of formaldehyde may be found in some current vaccines. They say that, “the amount of formaldehyde present in some vaccines is so small compared to the concentration that occurs naturally in the body that it does not pose a safety concern.” I say Bullshit.