What is in vaccines? fact sheet

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Publication date: 
19 December 2017
Last updated: 
2 October 2020
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

This fact sheet is about vaccine ingredients.

This fact sheet considers vaccine safety and ingredients including:

  • antigens
  • adjuvants
  • preservatives
  • stabilisers
  • residues
  • diluents.

The fact sheet was developed to help doctors and nurses to answer parents' questions about vaccinations.

References and links to further reading are included.