Vaqta

This is one of the hepatitis A vaccines

Ingredients:

Active ingredients:

This vaccine contains inactivated hepatitis A virus.

Inactive ingredients:

Amounts are based on a 0.5 mL dose

Salts: help maintain the stability and pH of the vaccine

Adjuvantsstrengthen the immune response to the vaccine

Antibiotics: used to prevent contamination during the manufacturing process

Growth agents: ingredients that help the active ingredients grow in order to make the vaccine

Other:

Relevant Terms

  • Adjuvant: a compound added to some vaccines to strengthen the immune response

  • 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

  • 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.