Vaccine components and constituents: Responding to consumer concerns

Barbara E. Eldred, Angela J. Dean, Treasure M. McGuire*, Allan L. Nash

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Abstract

• Vaccination remains a vital strategy in the prevention of infectious disease. • Commercial vaccine formulations contain a range of additives or manufacturing residuals, which may contribute to patient concerns about vaccine safety. • Primary health care professionals are well placed to address patient concerns about vaccine safety. We describe the key constituents present in vaccines, discuss issues related to safety and acceptability of these constituents, and provide a table highlighting constituents of commercially available vaccines in Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-175
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume184
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

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