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There is an old saying that you are what you eat. Today, many more people understand the importance of reading food ingredient labels. We check for chemicals, trans fat and sugar content, whether or not the food has been genetically modified, and how full of vitamins and nutrients the food is before we buy it.
And yet, when we go to the doctor, how many times do we check the ingredients in the vaccines a doctor recommends?
By federal law, drug companies selling vaccines in the U.S. must publish information about vaccine ingredients in the manufacturer package insert that comes with vials of vaccines shipped to doctors’ offices, public health clinics and pharmacies.
The Centers for Disease Control also publishes a list of vaccine ingredients. 13 Here are some of the ingredients that may be in the vaccines your doctor recommends:
- live weakened viruses
- killed bacteria
- sodium borate
- Polysorbate 80
- Triton x-100
- milk and egg protein
- virus like protein particles
- calf serum
- human, animal and insect DNA.
Even though these ingredients in vaccines may be in small amounts, not every ingredient has been adequately tested for negative effects on the brain and immune system. And because every person is unique, with a different genetic and epigenetic heritage, a different microbiome, and a different health history, not every person reacts the same way to vaccine ingredients.
Before you take a risk, find out what it is. It’s your health, your family, your choice.