Vaccine Package Inserts

Yes, this page needs a lot of work. However, I can only work on it a little bit at a time, it makes me nauseous when I think about how these vaccines are made and what is in them.  Thank you for your patience.

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Name of Vaccine: ActHIB-09-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: BCG-05-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Biothrax-01-2002.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Comvax-03-2002.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: DAPTACEL-05-2002.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: DT_Ped-01-1995.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: DT_Ped_PF-10-2001.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: DTCOQ-07-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: DTCOQ-DTP-07-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: DTCP-06-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Engerix-B-11-2001.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: FluMist.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: FluSheild.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Fluzone-07-2003.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Fluzone_PF-07-2003.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: HibTITER-05-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: HibTITER-06-2003.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Imogam_Rabies-11-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: IMOVAX-07-1991.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: IPOL-12-1999.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: JE-VAX-02-1997.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Menomune-01-2003.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: MMR2-09-2002.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: MMR2-10-2003.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Monotest - Aventis - 08-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Monovax - Aventis - 06-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: MSTA - Aventis Mumps Skin Test 02-1997.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: PEDIARIX.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: PedvaxHIB-01-2001.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Pentacel-06-2002.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: PentaCOQ-06-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: PENTAct-HIB-06-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Pentavac-12-2002.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Pentaxim-05-2002.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Pneumovax23-03-2003.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Pneumovax23-07-2003.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Prevnar-05-2003.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Quadracel-06-2002.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Recombivax HB - Merck 05-2001.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Recombivax HB - Merck 08-2002.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Recombivax HB - Merck 06-2003.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Stamaril - Pasteur - 09-2002.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: TB (frz drd) - Aventis - 07-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Td (adult) - Avents 06-1996.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Tetanus-01-2002.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Tetanus_Ad-04-1999.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: TriHIBit-09-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Tripedia_PF-09-2000.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Tubersol-04-1997.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: Tubersol-09-2001.pdf
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Name of Vaccine: TyphimVi-06-1995.pdf
What kind of vaccine is it? Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide Vaccine
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Aventis Pasteur
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grown in semi-synthetic medium without animal proteins
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Name of Vaccine: TyphimVi-07-2000.pdf
What kind of vaccine is it? Polysaccaride Typhoid Vi Vaccine
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phenol, sodium chloride, disodium phosphate, monosodium phosphate
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Name of Vaccine: Vaqta-02-2003.pdf
What kind of vaccine is it? Inactivated Hep A Vaccine
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Date of Revision: February, 2003
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grown in cell culture in human MRC-5 diploid fibroblasts
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formalin; amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate; contains protein, DNA, bovine albumin, formaldehyde, aluminum, sodium borate and sodium chloride
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From the 2nd section, 1st paragraph, 3rd sentence of the insert: "While the course of the disease is generally benign and does not result in chronic hepatitis, infection with hepatitis A virus remains an important cause of morbidity and occasional fulminant hepatitis and death."  The 2nd paragraph lists possible routes of transmission.

Name of Vaccine: Varivax (older)
What kind of vaccine is it? Live vaccine for Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Manufacturer: Merck & Co
Date of Revision: November, 2000
Substance(s) disease is grown in: "The virus was initially obtained from a child with natural varicella, the introduced into human embryonic (aborted human fetus) lung cell cultures, adapted to and propagated in embryonic guinea pig (aborted guinea pig fetus) cell cultures and finally propagated in human diploid cell cultures (originating from human aborted fetal tissue) (WI-38).  Further passage of the virus for varicella vaccine was performed at Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) in human diploid cell cultures (originating from human aborted fetal tissue) (MRC-5) that were free of adventitious agents."
Ingredients: human embryonic (aborted fetus) lung cell cultures, embryonic guinea pig cell cultures and human diploid cell cultures; sucrose, sodium chloride, monosodium L-glutamate (MSG), sodium phosphate dibasic, potassium phosphate monobasic, potassium chloride, residual DNA from the cells used, sodium phosphate monobasic, EDTA, neomycin, and fetal bovine serum; sucrose, phosphate, glutamate (MSG) and processed gelatin used as stabilizers.
Notes: From the package insert ITSELF - 4th paragraph: "The attack rate of natural varicella following household exposure among healthy susceptible children was shown to be 87% in unvaccinated populations.  Although is GENERALLY A BENIGN, SELF-LIMITING DISEASE, varicella MAY be associated with serious complications (e.g. bacterial superinfection, pneumonia, encephalitis, Reye's Syndrome), and/or death."  I think it is important to note that the manufacturer even states that the disease MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH these complications, but does not necessarily CAUSE these complications.  Children having had too many antibiotics can end up with a bacterial superinfection.  Children having a impaired immune system after too many vaccines can have all sorts of complications when encountering a generally benign, self-limiting disease, including death.

Name of Vaccine: Varivax (newer)
What kind of vaccine is it? Live vaccine for Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Manufacturer: Merck & Co
Date of Revision: December, 2003
Substance(s) disease is grown in: "The virus was initially obtained from a child with natural varicella, the introduced into human embryonic (aborted human fetus) lung cell cultures, adapted to and propagated in embryonic guinea pig (aborted guinea pig fetus) cell cultures and finally propagated in human diploid cell cultures (originating from human aborted fetal tissue) (WI-38)."
Ingredients: sucrose, sodium chloride, monosodium L-glutamate (MSG), sodium phosphate dibasic, potassium phosphate monobasic, potassium chloride, residual DNA from the cells used, sodium phosphate monobasic, EDTA, neomycin, and fetal bovine serum; sucrose, phosphate, glutamate (MSG) and processed gelatin used as stabilizers.
Notes: FROM the package insert ITSELF - 4th paragraph: "The attack rate of natural varicella following household exposure among healthy susceptible children was shown to be 87% in unvaccinated populations.  Although is GENERALLY A BENIGN, SELF-LIMITING DISEASE, varicella MAY be associated with serious complications (e.g. bacterial superinfection, pneumonia, encephalitis, Reye's Syndrome), and/or death."  I think it is important to note that the manufacturer even states that the disease MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH these complications, but does not necessarily CAUSE these complications.  Children having had too many antibiotics can end up with a bacterial superinfection.  Children having a impaired immune system after too many vaccines can have all sorts of complications when encountering a generally benign, self-limiting disease, including death.

Name of Vaccine: Vivotif
What kind of vaccine is it? Typhoid Vaccine Live Oral Ty21a
Manufacturer: Berna Biotech Ltd.
Date of Revision: Cannot establish the date of this revision.
Substance(s) disease is grown in: "The vaccine strain is grown in fermentors under controlled conditions in medium containing a digest of yeast extract, an acid digest of casein, dextrose and galactose."
Ingredients: Each gelatin capsule contains:  Viable S. typhi Ty21a; Non-Viable S. typhi Ty21a; Sucrose; Ascorbic Acid; Amino acid mixture; Lactose;  Magnesium stearate
Notes: Not for use in children under the age of 6.

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Name of Vaccine: YF-VAX
What kind of vaccine is it? Vaccine for Yellow Fever
Manufacturer: Aventis Pasteur Inc.
Date of Revision: April, 2003
Substance(s) disease is grown in: "...is prepared by culturing the 17D-204 strain of yellow fever virus in living leukosis virus-free chicken embryos."
Ingredients: "The vaccine contains sorbitol and gelatin as a stabilizer.  (The gelatin could contain MSG.)
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