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VACCINE INGREDIENTS ...and their Chemical Profiles     


We should have this info handy....  Arthur Evangelista


VACCINE INGREDIENTS 

Source: 1997 Physicians' Desk Reference 
Toll Free Numbers can be called to obtain product inserts 
This is a representative, not a comprehensive, list of the various types of 
vaccines .

Acel-Immune 
DTaP 
Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed 
Lederle Laboratories 
1-800-934-5556 
produced using formaldehyde, thimerosal, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum 
phosphate, polysorbate 80, gelatin (animal parts/bovine)


Act HIB 
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate 
Connaught Laboratories 
1-800-822-2463 
produced using ammonium sulfate, formalin, sucrose, thimerosal 
medium: semi-synthetic 


Attenuvax 
Measles Virus Vaccine Live 
Merck & Co, Inc. 
1-800-672-6372 
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolized gelatin 
medium: chick embryo 


DPT 
Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed 
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals 
1-800-366-8900 ext. 5231 
produced using aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, ammonium sulfate, washed 
sheep red blood cells, glycerol, sodium chloride, thimerosal 
medium: porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein 


Energix-B 
Hepatitis B 
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals 
1-800-633-8900 ext. 5231 
produced using aluminum hydroxide, thimerosal 
medium: yeast (possibly 5% residual) 


Havrix 
Hepatitis A 
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals 
1-800-633-8900 ext. 5231 
produced using formalin, aluminum hydroxide, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), 
polysorbate 20, residual MRC5 proteins (from medium) 
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue) 


Biavax 
Rubella and Mumps Virus Vaccine Live 
Merck & Co, Inc. 
1-800-672-6372 
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolized gelatin 
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue) 


HibTiter 
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) 
Lederle Laboratories 
1-800-934-5556 
produced using polyribosylribitol, ammonium sulfate, thimerosal 
medium: chemically defined, yeast based 


Fluvirin 
Influenza Virus Vaccine 
Medeva Pharmaceuticals 
1-888-MEDEVA 
(716)274-5300 
produced using embryonic fluid (chicken egg), neomycin, polymyxin, 
thimerosal, betapropiolactone 
medium: embryonic fluid (chicken egg) 


FluShield 
Influenza Virus Vaccine, Trivalent, Types A&B 
Wyeth-Ayerst 
1-800-934-5556 
produced using gentamicin sulfate, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, 
tri(n)butylphosphate, thimerosal 
medium: chick embryos 


IPOL 
Inactivated Polio Vaccine 
Connaught Laboratories 
1-800-822-2463 
produced using 3 types of polio virus, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol 
(antifreeze), neomycin, streptomycin, polymyxin B 
medium: VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey kidney cells 


MMR 
Measles Mumps Rubella Live Virus Vaccine 
Merck & Co., Inc. 
1-800-672-6372 
produced using sorbitol, neomycin, hydrolyzed gelatin 
mediums: M&M - chick embryo 
Rubella - human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue) 


M-R-Vax 
Measles and Rubella Virus Vaccine Live 
Merck & Co., Inc. 
1-800-672-6372 
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin 
mediums: M - chick embryo 
R - human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue) 


Menomune 
Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine 
Connaught Laboratories 
1-800-822-2463 
produced using thimerosal, lactose 
medium: freeze dried polysaccharride antigens from Neisseria Meningitidis 


Meruvax II 
Rubella Virus Vaccine Live 
Merck & Co., Inc. 
1-800-672-6372 
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin 
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue) 


Mumpsvax 
Mumps Virus Vaccine Live 
Merck & Co., Inc. 
1-800-672-6372 
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin 
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue) 


Orimune 
Poliovirus Vaccine Live Oral Trivalent 
Lederle Laboratories 
1-800-934-5556 
produced using 3 types of attenuated polioviruses, streptomycin, neomycin, 
calf serum, sorbitol 
medium: monkey kidney cell culture 


Pneumovax 
Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent 
Merck & Co., Inc. 
1-800-672-6372 
produced using phenol and capsular polysaccharides from the 23 most 
prevalent pneumococcal types 


Imovax 
Rabies Vaccine Adsorbed 
Connaught Laboratories 
1-800-822-2463 
produced using human albumin, neomycin sulfate, phenol red indicator 
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue) 


Rabies Vaccine Adsorbed 
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals 
1-800-366-8900 ext. 5231 
produced using betapropiolactone, aluminum phosphate, sodium 
ethylmercurithiosalicylate (thimerosal), phenol red 
medium: fetal rhesus monkey lung cells 


Recombivax 
Hepatitis B Vaccine Recombinant 
Merck & Co., Inc. 
1-800-672-6372 
produced using thimerosal, aluminum hydroxide 
medium: yeast (residual < 1% yeast protein) 


RotaShield 
Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral, Tetravalent 
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories 
1-800-934-5556 
produced using 1 rhesus monkey rotavirus, 3 rhesus-human reassortant 
viruses, sucrose, monosodium glutamate (MSG), potassium monophosphate, 
potassium diphosphate, fetal bovine serum, neomycin sulfate, amphotericin B 
medium: fetal rhesus diploid cell line 


Varivax 
Varicella Virus Vaccine Live 
Merck & Co., Inc. 
1-800-672-6372 
produced using sucrose, phosphate, glutamate, processed gelatin 
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue) 



Chemical Profiles and Definitions, 
visit www.scorecard.org to investigate 
chemical profiles 
Sources: EDF (Environmental Defense Fund) & MME (Mosby's Medical 
Encyclopedia) 

Ammonium Sulfate: EDF Suspected - gastrointestinal or liver toxicant, 
neurotoxicant, respiratory toxicant 

Amphotericin B: MME definintion - "a drug used to treat fungus infections. 
Known allergy to this drug prohibits use. Side effects include blood 
clots, blood defects, kidney problems, nausea and fever. When used on the 
skin, allergic reactions can occur." 

Aluminum: EDF Suspected - cardiovascular, or blood toxicant, 
neurotoxicant, respiratory toxicant 
More hazardous than most chemicals in 2 out of 6 ranking systems 
On at least 2 federal regulatory lists 

Beta-Propiolactone: EDF Recognized - carcinogen 
EDF Suspected - gastrointestinal or 
liver toxicant; respiratory toxicant; skin or sense organ toxicant 
More hazardous than most chemicals in 3 out of 3 ranking systems 
On at least 5 federal regulatory lists 
Ranked as one of the most hazardous 
compounds (worst 10%) to humans 

Formaldehyde: EDF Recognized - carcinogen 
Suspected - gastrointestinal or liver 
toxicant; immunotoxicant, neurotoxicant, reproductive toxicant; 

respiratory toxicant; skin or sense organ 
toxicant 
More hazardous than most chemicals in 5 out of 12 ranking systems 
On at least 8 federal regulatory lists 
Ranked as one of the most hazardous 
compounds (worst 10%) to ecosystems and human health 

Gentamicin Sulfate: an antibiotic 

Hydrolyzed Gelatin: obtained from selected pieces of calf and cattle skins, 
de-mineralized cattle bones (ossein) and porkskin 

Neomycin: an antibiotic 

Phenol : EDF Suspected - cardiovascular or blood 
toxicant aka Carbolic Acid - developmental toxicant, 
gastrointestinal or liver toxicant 
kidney toxicant, neurotoxicant respiratory toxicant, skin or sense organ 
toxicant 
More hazardous than most chemicals in 3 out of 10 ranking systems 
On at least 8 federal regulatory lists 

Phenoxyethanol: EDF Suspected - developmental toxicant, 
reproductive toxicant (aka: Antifreeze )
Less hazardous than most chemicals in 3 
ranking systems 

Polyribosylribitol: a component of the Hib bacterium 

Polymyxin: an antibiotic 

Polysorbate: EDF Suspected - skin or sense organ 
toxicant 

Sorbitol: EDF Suspected - gastrointestinal or liver 
toxicant 
Less hazardous than most chemicals in 1 ranking system 

Streptomycin: an antibiotic 

Sucrose: refined sugar 

Thimerosal: EDF Recognized - developmental toxicant 
Suspected - skin or sense organ toxicant 

Tri(n)butylphosphate: EDF Suspected - kidney toxicant 
neurotoxicant 
More hazardous than most chemicals in 2 out of 3 ranking systems 
On at least 1 federal regulatory list


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