With all the discussion about COVID-19 vaccine production, distribution, side effects and effectiveness, it’s fair to wonder one thing about modern-day vaccines as a whole: What goes into them?
What are the ingredients?
“Today’s vaccines use only the ingredients they need to be as safe and effective as possible,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said online.
Below is a list, along with some other information about ingredient types -- such as, what the purpose is, and where these are commonly found, according to the CDC.
Each ingredient in a vaccine serves a specific purpose:
- To provide immunity
- To keep the vaccine safe and long-lasting
- For the production of the vaccine
Here’s that list: