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A list of the ingredients in each vaccine can be found in the vaccine's product monograph. Product monographs are available through Health Canada's Drug Product Database and the vaccine manufacturer's website.

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Details of the composition of each vaccine can be found in the vaccine product monograph.  You can find the current BC routine childhood immunization schedule with links to vaccine product monographs (found on the vaccine manufacturers website) here.

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Thimerosal is added to vaccines produced in multi-dose vials to prevent bacterial growth. Today, all routine childhood vaccines used in BC (with the exception of certain flu vaccines) are produced in single-dose vials and do not require thimerosal.

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Details of the composition of each vaccine can be found in the vaccine product monograph.

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Some vaccines are made from live germs or toxins, which need to be killed or made inactive so they do not cause disease.  Formaldehyde is used to do this, and then it is diluted during the vaccine manufacturing process.  Residual quantities of formaldehyde may be found in some vaccines, however this tiny amount does not pose a safety concern. 

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