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Does the latest flu vaccine contain ANY traces of blood?

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asked Jan 11, 2013 in Conditions and Treatments by anonymous
recategorized Jan 11, 2013 by LarryEitel

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http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf

The link I've given lists the ingredients used in making vaccines, including the flu vaccines (there's more than one available). I didn't see anything in any of the flu vaccines that would make me think that blood was in any way involved in their production.

answered Jan 11, 2013 by nomoreviolins (220 points)
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Influenza (Afluria) contains egg protein Influenza (Fluarix) contains ovalbumin Influenza (Fluvirin) contains egg proteins Influenza (Flulaval) contains , ovalbumin Influenza (Fluzone: Standard, High-Dose, & Intradermal) contains gelatin and egg protein Influenza (FluMist) contains egg protein Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the skin, boiled crushed horn, hoof and bones, connective tissues, organs and some intestines of animals such as domesticated cattle, chicken, pigs, and horses. Ovalbumin (abbreviated OVA]) is the main protein found in egg white
answered Feb 7, 2013 by Hatice Simsek MD (3,070 points)

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