Vaccine Ingredients and Potential Side Effects

As always, we encourage you to consult with your healthcare professional regarding vaccine ingredients & potential side effects PRIOR to making an informed decision to vaccinate your child, or in what manner you chose.
In our son’s case, we never received any information regarding ingredients and potential side effects for review prior to signing our consent.  Learn from our mistake & Educate Before you Vaccinate!
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Here is a list of vaccine ingredients, possible side effects by manufacturer(in blue) per vaccine completed by generation rescue at the following link:
http://www.generationrescue.org/resources/vaccination/vaccine-ingredients-and-side-effects

Vaccine Ingredients & Side Effects:  Educate Before You Vaccinate

Vaccines are created with a long list of ingredients. These ingredients can often have potent side effects, both alone and in combination.

DTaP (Daptacel):

Ingredients:   Aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, 2-phenoxyethanol
Potential side effects:  Vomiting, redness or swelling, fever, tiredness or poor appetite, seizures, serious allergic reaction, brain damage (very rare).

DTaP (Infanrix):

Ingredients:  Aluminum hydroxide, bovine extract, formaldehyde, sodium chloride, glutaraldhyde, polysorbate 80
Possible side effects:  Fever, vomiting, redness or swelling, tiredness or poor appetite, seizures, serious allergic reaction, pain, shock.

DTaP (Tripedia):

Ingredients:  Aluminum potassium sulfate, ammonium sulfate, bovine extract, formaldehyde, gelatin, peptone, polysorbate 80, sodium phosphate, thimerosal
Possible side effects:  Redness or swelling, tiredness or poor appetite, vomiting, fever, seizures, allergic reaction, erythema, persistent crying.

DTaP-HepB-IPV (Pediarix):

Ingredients:  Aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, calf serum, lactalbumin hydrolysate, formaldehyde, glutaraldhyde, neomycin sulfate, sodium chloride, polymyxin B, polysorbate 80, yeast protein
Possible side effects:  Drowsiness, fainting, irritability, fever, swelling, joint pain, body aches, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, upper respiratory tract infection, shock, brachial neuritis.

Hib vaccine (ACTHib)

Ingredients:  Ammonium sulfate, formaldehyde, sucrose, thimerosal
Possible side effects:  Fever, diarrhea, erythema, tenderness, swelling, irritability, loss of appetite, sleepiness, seizures, vomiting.
Hib (PedvaxHib):
Ingredients:  Aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, sodium chloride
Possible side effects:  Fever, diarrhea, erythema, tenderness, swelling, irritability, loss of appetite, sleepiness, seizures, vomiting.
Hib/Hep B (Comvax):
Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, amino acids, dextrose, formaldehyde, hemin chloride, mineral salts, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, potassium aluminum sulfate, sodium borate, soy peptone, yeast protein
Possible side effects: Extreme drowsiness, fainting, irritability, fever, swelling, diarrhea, loss of appetite, mild vomiting, joint pain, body aches, seizures, ear infections, upper respiratory infection, yeast infection, anaphylaxis.
Hepatitis A vaccine (Havrix):
Ingredients:  Aluminum hydroxide, amino acid supplement, formalin, MRC-5 cellular protein, neomycin sulfate, phosphate buffers, polsorbate 20
Possible side effects:  Fever, drowsiness, loss of appetite, irritability, allergic reaction (very rare).
Hepatitis A vaccine (Vaqta):
Ingredients:  Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, bovine albumin or serum, formaldehyde, MRC-5 cellular protein, sodium borate, sodium chloride
Possible side effects:  Fever, erythema, drowsiness, loss of appetite, irritability, allergic reaction (very rare).
Hepatitis B vaccine (Engerix-B):
Ingredients:  Aluminum hydroxide, phosphate buffers, yeast protein, sodium chloride, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate
Possible side effects:  Fever, insomnia, hypotension, abdominal pain, stiffness, drowsiness, loss of appetite, irritability.
Hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax):
Ingredients:  Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, amino acids, dextrose, formaldehyde, mineral salts, potassium aluminum sulfate, soy peptone, yeast protein
Possible side effects:  Soreness, mild fever, diarrhea, fatigue/weakness, loss of appetite, respiratory illness, insomnia.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) (Cervarix):
Ingredients:Aluminum hydroxide, amino acids, lipids, mineral salts, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dehydrate, sodium chloride, type 16 viral protein L1, type 18 viral protein L1, vitamins
Possible side effects:  Pain, redness, and swelling, fatigue, fever, gastrointestinal symptoms, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, urticaria.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) (Gardasil):
Ingredients:  Amino acids, amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, carbohydrates, L-histidine, mineral salts, polysorbate 80, sodium chloride, sodium borate, vitamins, yeast protein
Possible side effects:  Headache, easy bruising or bleeding, weakness, fever, chills, body aches, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, erythema, pruritus.
Influenza vaccine (Afluria):
Ingredients:  Beta-propiolactone, calcium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate, egg protein, sodium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, monobasic sodium phosphate, neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B, potassium chloride, sodium taurodeoxychoalate, thimerosal (multi-dose vials only)
Possible side effects:  Tenderness, pain, redness, and swelling. headache, malaise, muscle aches, irritability, rhinitis, fever, cough, loss of appetite, vomiting/diarrhea, headache, muscle aches , sore throat, seizures.
Influenza vaccine (Fluarix):
Ingredients:  Formaldehyde, gentamicin sulfate, hydrocortisone, octoxynol-10, a-tocopheryl hydrogen succinate, polysorbate 80, sodium deoxycholate, ovalbumin
Possible side effects: Pain, swelling, redness, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, irritability, loss of appetite, and drowsiness, fever, shivering, arthralgia.
Influenza vaccine (Flulaval):
Ingredients:  Formaldehyde, a-tocopheryl hydrogen succinate, polysorbate 80, sodium deoxycholate, thimerosal, ovalbumin
Possible side effects:  Pain, redness, swelling, fatigue, headache, muscle aches/arthralgia, irritability, drowsiness, loss of appetite, malaise, sore throat, cough, chills, chest tightness.
Influenza vaccine (Fluvirin):
Ingredients:  Beta-propiolactone, egg protein, neomycin, nonylphenol ethoxylate, polymyxin, thimerosal (multi-dose containers), thimerosal[2] (single-dose syringes)
Possible side effects:  Pain, Inflammation, Ecchymosis, Edema, Hemorrhage, Headache, Fatigue, Malaise, Myalgia, Fever, Arthralgia, Sweating, Erythema, Swelling, Induration, Pruritus, Shivering.
Influenza vaccine (Fluzone):
Ingredients: Egg protein, formaldehyde, gelatin (standard formulation only), octylphenol ethoxylate (Triton X-100),sodium phosphate, thimerosal (multi-dose containers only)
Possible side effects: Tenderness, erythema, swelling, induration, ecchymosis, fever, vomiting, abnormal crying, drowsiness, loss of appetite, irritability, pain, pruritus, headache, malaise, myalgia.
Influenza vaccine (FluMist):
Ingredients: Arginine, dibasic potassium phosphate, egg protein, ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid, gentamicin sulfate, hydrolyzed porcine gelatin, monobasic potassium phosphate monosodium glutamate, sucrose, ovalbumin
Possible side effects: Runny nose or nasal congestion, fever, sore throat, wheezing, decreased appetite, irritability, lethargy, headache, muscle aches, chills, cough.
Meningococcal vaccine (Menactra):
Ingredients:  Formaldehyde, ammonium sulfate, phosphate buffers
Possible side effects: Tenderness, erythema, swelling, irritability, abnormal crying, drowsiness, appetite loss, vomiting, fever, induration, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, malaise, and arthralgia, rash, seizures.
Meningococcal vaccine (Menomune):
Ingredients:  Lactose, sodium chloride, thimerosal (multi-dose vial only)
Possible side effects: Pain, tenderness, erythema, induration, headaches, malaise, chills, fever.
Meningococcal vaccine (Menveo):
Ingredients:  Amino acids, formaldehyde, yeast extract
Possible side effects: Headache, tenderness, erythema, irritability, sleepiness, persistent crying, change in eating habits, vomiting, diarrhea, pain, induration, malaise, myalgia, nausea.
MMR vaccine (MMR-II):
Ingredients: Amino acids, fetal bovine serum, glutamate, hydrolyzed gelatin, neomycin, sodium chloride, recombinant human serum albumin, sodium phosphate, sorbitol, sucrose, vitamins
Possible side effects: Fever, headache, dizziness, malaise, irritability, diarrhea, vomiting, parotitis, nausea, arthralgia, myalgia, edema, thrombocytopenia, arthritis, panniculitis, encephalopathy, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, seizures, ataxia, polyneuritis, paresthesia.
MMRV vaccine (ProQuad):
Ingredients:  Bovine calf serum, dibasic potassium phosphate, dibasic sodium phosphate, human albumin, human serum albumin, hydrolyzed gelatin, dibasic potassium phosphate, monosodium L-glutamate, sodium chloride, MRC-5 cellular protein, neomycin, sodium bicarbonate, sorbitol, sucrose, potassium chloride
Possible side effects: Pain, tenderness, soreness, swelling, irritability, fever, measles-like rash, seizures, erythema, ecchymosis, upper respiratory infection, viral exanthema, diarrhea, rhinorrhea.
Pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax):
Ingredients: Bovine protein, phenol
Possible side effects: Pain, soreness, tenderness, swelling, induration, headache, erythema, asthenia, fatigue, myalgia, chills, upper respiratory infection, chest pain, depression, tremors, stiffness, sweating.
Pneumococcal vaccine (Prevnar):
Ingredients: Aluminum phosphate, ammonium sulfate, casamino acid, polysorbate 80, succinate buffer, yeast
Possible side effects:  Irritability, tenderness, decreased appetite, decreased sleep, increased sleep, fever, redness, pain, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, swelling, limitation of arm movement, chills, rash, bronchiolitis, gastroenteritis, pneumonia.
Polio vaccine (IPV – Ipol):
Ingredients: Calf serum protein, formaldehyde, neomycin, 2-phenoxyethanol, polymyxin B, streptomycin
Possible side effects: Erythema, induration, pain, fever, irritability, sleepiness, fussiness, persistent crying, swelling, loss of appetite, vomiting, tenderness.
Rotavirus vaccine (RotaTeq):
Ingredients:  fetal bovine serum, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, sodium hydroxide, sucrose, polysorbate 80
Possible side effects: Diarrhea, vomiting, irritability, otitis media, nasopharyngitis, bronchospasm, bronchiolitis, gastroenteritis, pneumonia, fever, urinary tract infection, allergic reactions, and a serious problem called intussusception, which may be indicated by: vomiting, bad diarrhea, severe stomach pain, and blood in the stool.
Rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix):
Ingredients: Amino acids, dextran, sorbitol, sucrose sodiumchloride, potassium chloride, magnesium sulfate, ferric (III) nitrate, sodium phosphate, sodium pyruvate, D-glucose, concentrated vitamin solution, L-cystine, L-tyrosine, L-glutamine, calcium chloride, sodium hydrogenocarbonate, phenol red, PCV-1, calcium carbonate, sterile water, xanthan.
Possible side effects: Fussiness, irritability, cough, runny nose, fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Kawasaki disease, and intussusception, which may be indicated by: vomiting, bad diarrhea, severe stomach pain, and blood in the stool.
Tdap vaccine (Adacel):
Ingredients: Aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, 2-phenoxyethanol, casamino acids, dimethyl beta-cyclodextrin, ammonium sulfate, phenoxyethanol
Possible side effects: Pain, swelling, erythema, headache, body aches, muscle weakness, tiredness, fever, chills, sore joints, nausea, lymph node swelling, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, edema, hypotension, muscle spasms, Guillain Barré syndrome, brachial neuritis.
Tdap vaccine (Boostrix):
Ingredients: Aluminum hydroxide, bovine extract, sodium chloride, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, polysorbate 80
Possible side effects:  Pain, redness or swelling at the injection site, fever, headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomachache, chills, body aches, sore joints, rash, gastrointestinal symptoms, allergic reaction (rare).
Varicella vaccine (Varivax):
Ingredients: Dibasic sodium phosphate, ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid sodium (EDTA), fetal bovine serum, gelatin, glutamate, monobasic potassium phosphate, monobasic sodium phosphate, monosodium L-glutamate, MRC-5 DNA and cellular protein, neomycin, sodium chloride, phosphate, potassium chloride, sucrose
Possible side effects: Headache, Varicella-like rash, fatigue, cough, myalgia, disturbed sleep, nausea, diarrhea, chills, eye complaints, loss of appetite, itching, vomiting, constipation, rashes, respiratory illness, cold/canker sore, seizures, secondary bacterial infections.
Zoster (Shingles) vaccine (Zostavax):
Ingredients: Bovine calf serum, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate, hydrolyzed porcine gelatin, monosodium L-glutamate, MRC-5 DNA and cellular protein, monobasic potassium phosphate, neomycin, potassium chloride, sucrose
Possible side effects: Redness, soreness, swelling or itching at the site of the injection, headache, rash, erythema, pruritis, warmth, hematoma, induration.
* This is a partial ingredient list with information from “Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary, Part 2, Excipients included in U.S. Vaccines, by Vaccine.” The information was accessed in November 2008 from:

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf

** This list contains a combination of many adverse post-vaccination occurrences, and possible occurrences, that have been published in the manufacturer’s own documents. Any use of [brackets] is information added by Generation Rescue. This list may not contain all adverse occurrences; it may contain typographical errors, and it does not take the place of reading the manufacturers’ most current documents in their entirety.

Please refer links we provided to see complete chart provided by generation rescue for accuracy.