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The ingredients of vaccines are not listed in a comprehensive manner on the Immunise Australia Program (IAP) website. Here is the list of ingredients in Australian vaccines provided by the government in Appendix 3 of the Australian Immunisation Handbook (10th Ed 2018). I have also provided a link to the ingredients/excipients listed in vaccines by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Association for Vaccine Education website.
In most cases Australia uses the same vaccines as the US but they are approved under a different name. Here is a link to the package inserts for vaccines from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Whilst the Australian government claimed that the mercury compound Thiomerosal (a 49% mercury compound) was removed from all vaccines by the year 2000 this claim is not true. Mercury compound was still listed in Australian vaccines up 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:
Thimerosal (50% mercury compound)
Borax (sodium borate – insecticide)
Monosodium glutamate (MSG)