Do you know what’s in a vaccine?

Our quality of life is dependent upon our health. In a world where we are increasingly exposed to toxins and where our experts are increasingly depending upon industry funding, it is important to know that the information you are receiving is balanced, non-biased and evidence-based. The ingredients of vaccines are not listed on the Immunise Australia Program (IAP) website where they can be easily found. They are found in the Appendix 3 of the Australian Immunisation Handbook (10th Ed). I have also provided a link to the ingredients listed on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and the World Association for Vaccine Education website.

Thiomerosal (a 49% mercury compound) has been listed in some vaccines until 2013 (Appendix 4, Australian Immunisation Handbook, 9th Ed). This is significant because the government claimed that thimerosal had been removed from all childhood vaccines by 2000 yet it was still listed in the Hepatitis B vaccine given to infants at birth and the Fluad and Fluarix influenza vaccines until 2013. It was also listed in the Infanrix-hexa vaccine – the new 6 shots in one vaccine in 2010 (Austin et al 2010). Here are some of the other ingredients that are commonly found in vaccines.

This list includes antibiotics, preservatives and additives:

Aluminium hydroxide

Aluminium hydroxide/phosphate

Aluminium phosphate

Borax (sodium borate – insecticide)

Egg protein

Formaldehyde

Gelatin

Phenol

Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

Phenoxyethanol 

Thimerosal (50% mercury compound)

Yeast 

Antibiotics

Neomycin 

Polymxin

Gentamicin 

Kanamycin