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Monday, August 08, 2011

Vaccine Times: What's in that vaccine?

To go along with Avicenna's post the other day, I think this one should compliment it.  The three most important parts of that post are:
Again, The Vaccine Times has these as well for you.
One of the things that worries parents more than anything else about vaccines is what exactly is in the vaccine. Generally speaking a vaccine contains the antigen, the part of the virus or bacteria that is meant to induce the immune response, a solution in which it is suspended, generally a saline solution, and “other stuff”. The antigen could be a dead germ, part of a germ, a protein from the germ etc. The other stuff is generally what the “green our vaccines” crowd worry about.

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