Parents have the right to understand what is being put into their child's body. The production of vaccines uses many disgusting ingredients. Additionally, the components used during the manufacturing process may violate your personal, religious, or ethical beliefs.
Lastly, remember that whatever colourful language is used by the scientific community (using such words as ''purified''), using such substances can come at enormous cost. As read this list understand cell lines and vaccines do become contaminated. This is often hidden under the term ''adventitious agents.''
Disgusting Ingredient #1: Cells From Aborted Foetuses
Aborted fetal cells, listed on vaccine package inserts as ''Human Fetal Diploid Cells.'' Two aborted fetal cell lines, WI-38 and MRC-5, have been grown under laboratory conditions since the 1960s. The cells are used to grow viruses used which are then collected from the cell cultures and processed further to produce the vaccine itself.
----Terms to investigate: PERC6, MRC5, WI-38, HEK-293
Which Vaccines Involved ? Adenovirus vaccine, DTaP vaccine, Hep A vaccine, Hep B vaccine, MMR vaccine, Rabies vaccine, Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine.
Disgusting Ingredient #2: Serum From Aborted Calf Fetus Blood
One of the more grotesque methods involved in vaccine manufacturing is the collection of fetal bovine serum. The purpose for serum is providing a nutrient broth for viruses to grow in cells. How is the blood collected? According to the Humane Research Australia website:
''After slaughter and bleeding of the cow at an abattoir, the mother's uterus containing the calf fetus is removed and transferred to the blood collection room. A needle is the inserted between the foetus's ribs directly into its heart and the blood is vacuumed into a sterile collection bag. Once collected, the blood is allowed to clot at room temperature and the serum separated through a process known as 'refridgrated centrifugation'.''
Which Vaccines Involved ? Adenovirus vaccine, MMR vaccine, Rotavirus vaccine, Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine.
Disgusting Ingredient #3: Cells From Armyworms
The FDA approved the Flublok vaccine on January 16, 2013. This new technology is being touted as the wave of the future. It utilizes an insect cell line (expressSF+) that is derived from cels of the armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda.
The vaccine package insert for Flublok mentions: ''Each 0.5 ml dose of Flublok may also contain residual amounts of baculovirus and host cell proteins (28.5 mcg), baculovirus and cellular DNA (10 ng)....''
Which Vaccine Involved ? Influenza vaccine
Disgusting Ingredient #4: Cells From Monkey Kidneys
The next and only serious vaccine crisis occurred in 1961 with the realization that a monkey virus was shown to cause tumours in hamsters was contaminating both polio and adenovirus vaccines. Even when this contaminating virus was found to be oncogenic (cancer causing) in those hamsters, the Division of Biologics Standards and its expert advisory committee decided to leave existing stocks on the market rather than risk eroding public confidence by recall. (Now that's criminal!)
Which Vaccines Involved ? DTaP vaccine, Japanese Encephalitis vaccine, Polio vaccine, Rotovirus vaccine and Vaccina vaccine.
Disgusting Ingredients #5: Cells From Dog Kidneys
On November 20, 2012, the FDA approved the seasonal influenza vaccine, Flucevax, produced by Novartis. This vaccine is mass-produced using the continuous cell line Madin Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) as the vaccine cell substrate.
Which Vaccine Involved ? Influenza vaccine (and don't forget that bit of Mercury as a preservative!
Disgusting Ingredient #6: Mouse Brain
Viral vaccines prepared in tissue cultured mouse brain have been used in many Asian countries. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website, the inactivated mouse brain-derived JE vaccine used in the United States since 1992 is no longer available. Of course, with any vaccine, the adverse reactions are rarely tracked and downplayed by medical authorities. However, the injuries from vaccines can be quite serious.
----Terms to Investigate: Inactivated mouse brain (IMB), Suckling mouse brain, JE virus (Beijing-1).
Which Vaccines Involved ? Japanese encephalitis vaccine, Rabies vaccine
Disgusting Ingredient # 7: Chicken Embryos
Chickens and their embryos have long been used in the production of vaccines. These methods were popularized in the 1920s and 1930s by Thomas Rivers an others at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.
----Terms to Investigate: Chick embryo
Which Vaccines Involved ? Influenza vaccine, Rabies vaccine, Yellow Fever vaccine