View Full Version : Which vaccines contain animal by-products?

08-16-2002, 09:27 AM
I heard there are at least nine vaccines that contain animal by-products: polio, tetanus, diptheria...
Does anyone know the others? Links appreciated.
Thanks, Sakurako

08-16-2002, 11:21 AM
Flu vaccines are grown in egg cultures--they warn you not to take the vaccine if you are allergic to eggs. So I guess they must contain some egg.

cite (http://www.drgreene.com/21_675.html)

08-16-2002, 11:40 AM
Rabies (http://www.brown.edu/Courses/Bio_160/Projects1999/rabies/vacc.html)

08-16-2002, 01:08 PM
An FDA release updated in January of this year:


listed certain companies' vaccines for diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, anthrax, polio, and PPV. It's possible that other companies have vaccines on the market that are manufactured in a different way and do not contain animal by-products. This page only refered to possible BSE contamination, so vaccines using animals other than cattle or from cattle in non-BSE areas wouldn't be listed.

Also, I think gel-caps are made from animal hooves, so any drug product in that form would have animal byproducts.

08-16-2002, 01:15 PM
Sorry, my mistake, PPV is the appreviation of the vaccine, not the disease. The vaccine is against pneumococcal bacterial infection, which can lead to pneumonia, meningitis, and bacteremia.