Package Inserts


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The product package inserts are always a good place to start in your research on vaccines. These are the “regulated” documents that vaccine makers must produce for the FDA after clinical trials. From here you will certainly have many questions, and can do more research. Please note that package insert information is useful but not complete. Not all types of adverse events are included and the products are studied for limited periods of time during trials. No vaccine has been evaluated for mutagenicity, carcinogenicity or impairment of fertility. Package inserts also do not give adverse events which occur when several vaccines are given concomitantly. Many vaccine ingredients are not revealed as they are trade secrets (eg peanut oil) and some ingredients are discovered long after a vaccine has been on the market (eg pig virus DNA in rota vaccine, SV40 in Polio vaccines, recombinant HPV DNA in Gardasil).

FDA: Vaccines Licensed for Immunization and Distribution in the US with Supporting Documents

*See also – A useful reference chart/pdf of the licensed immunizations, the date of licensing and the CDC website for the specific vaccine recommendations for each.

* See also Vaccine Ingredients

* See also: Peanut allergies

Vaccines for Children LIST OF PACKAGE INSERTS (click here for INFLUENZA VACCINES)


Brandname(click for package insert) 




DTaP Daptacel® Sanofi Pasteur
DTaP Infanrix® GlaxoSmithKline
DTaP-IPV Kinrix® GlaxoSmithKline
DTaP-Hep B-IPV Pediarix® GlaxoSmithKline
DTaP-IP-HI Pentacel® Sanofi Pasteur
e-IPV IPOL® Sanofi Pasteur
Hepatitis B-Hib Comvax® Merck
Hepatitis A Pediatric Vaqta® Merck
Hepatitis A Pediatric Havrix® GlaxoSmithKline
Hepatitis A-Hepatitis B 18 only Twinrix® GlaxoSmithKline
Hepatitis BPediatric/Adolescent Engerix B® GlaxoSmithKline
Hepatitis BPediatric/Adolescent RecombivaxHB® Merck
Hib PedvaxHIB® Merck
Hib ActHIB® Sanofi Pasteur
HPV – Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Types 6, 11, 16 and 18 Recombinant Gardasil® Merck
HPV -Bivalent Human Papillomavirus Types 16 and 18 Cervarix® GlaxoSmithKline
Meningococcal Conjugate (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Menactra® Sanofi Pasteur
Meningococcal Conjugate (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Menveo® Novartis
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) MMRII® Merck
13-valent (Pediatric) Prevnar 13 TM Pfizer
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (23 Valent) Pneumovax® Merck
Rotavirus, Live, Oral, Pentavalent RotaTeq® Merck
Rotavirus, Live, Oral, Oral Rotarix® GlaxoSmithKline
Tetanus & Diphtheria Toxoids TTOX® Sanofi Pasteur
Tetanus & Diphtheria Toxoids Td Merck
Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Boostrix® GlaxoSmithKline
Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Adacel® Sanofi Pasteur
Varicella Varivax® Merck

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