What Is In a Vaccine?

Updated: Jul 22

Michael Moore 18 November 2020

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Few know what is contained within a vaccine and they might be surprised and even a little disturbed to find out what some of the ingredients are.

It is always a good idea to ask your medical practitioner or health advisor what the ingredients are in the vaccine he or she is encouraging you to take so here is a typical breakdown of the ingredients you may find in a vaccine.

MMR (MMR-II) 2/2020 (Vaccine for Measles or Rubella) for example may contain:

  • Vitamins.

  • amino acids. Amino acids are organic compounds that contain amine (–NH2) and carboxyl (–COOH) functional groups, along with a side chain (R group) specific to each .

  • fetal bovine serum. Fetal bovine serum (FBS) comes from the blood drawn from a bovine fetus via a closed system of collection at the slaughterhouse. Fetal bovine serum is the most widely used serum-supplement for the in vitro cell culture of eukaryotic cells. In other words blood from an unborn or recently born calf.

  • Sucrose, Sugar

  • Glutamate. A thickener

  • Recombinant human Albumin (Human) 5% is a sterile, liquid preparation of albumin derived from large pools of human plasma or blood.

  • Neomycin, an antibiotic

  • Sorbitol, less commonly known as glucitol is a sugar alcohol

  • hydrolyzed gelatin, Hydrolyzed gelatin is the result of gelatin in hydrolysis. The act of hydrolyzing something means to break it down by using water. It should be noted that most gelatine comes from the bones of animals.

  • Sodium phosphate, a type of salt

  • Sodium. Salt

Other vaccines contain similar ingredients. A few will contain Mercury (not so common these days) in the form of Thimerosal which is a form of mercury ‘considered’ safe due to the small amount used.


Also Formaldehyde (Formaldehyde is a colorless, strong-smelling gas used in making building materials and many household products. It is used in pressed-wood products, such as particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard; glues and adhesives; permanent-press fabrics; paper product coatings; and certain insulation materials. Ingestion of formaldehyde can be fatal, and long-term exposure to low levels in the air or on the skin can cause asthma-like respiratory problems and skin irritation such as dermatitis and itching. Concentrations of 100 ppm are immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH)) is used in some vaccines (especially Polio vaccines)


Apart from the chemicals used, with the contents including ingredients from animals and humans, this would be of concern to:


  1. Some religions and there adherences, such as Hindus, Sikhs’ Jehovah’s witness to name but a few.

  2. Vegetarians and Vegans.

  3. Anyone who objects to having injected into their body the blood of animals and humans.


They may exercise the right to refuse on religious or health grounds.


In addition, the apparent urgency of rapid development and production of a vaccine for the COVID‑19 pandemic is likely to increase the risks and failure rate of delivering a safe, effective vaccine. One study found that between 2006 and 2015, the success rate of obtaining approval from Phase I to successful Phase III trials was 16.2% for vaccines, and CEPI indicates a potential success rate of only 10% for vaccine candidates in 2020 development. Seems to be a very poor result for a blanket medication of an entire population.


NOW, the ingredients for a COVID-19 Vaccination have emerged as listed on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and include: