Havrix

This is one of the hepatitis A vaccines

Ingredients:

Active ingredients:

Inactivated hepatitis A virus

Note: this vaccine uses MRC-5 cells to grow the active ingredients in the vaccine. These cells are considered safe. This vaccine may contain traces of proteins from MRC-5 cells.

Inactive ingredients:

Adjuvants: strengthen the immune response to the vaccine

Antibiotics: used to prevent contamination during the manufacturing process

Other:

Relevant Terms

  • Antibiotics: substances that kill bacteria or prevent them from dividing. Antibiotics are used in some vaccines to prevent contamination during the manufacturing process.

  • Emulsifier: a substance that helps to keep the ingredients mixed together

  • MRC-5 cells: This is a human cell line that is used to help grow active ingredients for vaccines

  • pH: a measure of how acidic or basic a solution is. The scale ranges from 0 (very acidic) to 14 (very basic). A pH of 7 is neutral.

 

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