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Many products/drugs are tested on animals. Are infant vaccines tested on animals?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:39 AM on Jun. 19, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes, and they also contain both animal and human cells...


    If you are worried about vaccines do your research! Here is some basic information as well as some links to start your research with. -  http://sabrinambowen.webs.com/antivaccinemovement.htm


    Also, I HIGHLY suggest you watch this - Vaccines - The Risks, The Benefits, The Choices. It's long, but it's full of all the information you could want and really coveres a lot of information.


    You should also check out the "Chooseing Not To Vaccinate" group here on CafeMom... There is TONS of links and information there as well.

    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:01 AM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • Not really sure, but they aren't safe for human use if you do the research.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 AM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • but they aren't safe for human use if you do the research.

    I know I had to experience it first hand. But I'm not going to give details due to the limited knowledge that ordinary citizens have.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:42 AM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • Vaccines are not adequately tested...that's all I know.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:50 AM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • yes

    http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/animal_alternatives/vaccines.htm
    http://microvet.arizona.edu/Courses/MIC419/Tutorials/vaccines.html
    Nyx7

    Answer by Nyx7 at 7:50 AM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • NYX7 thanks...I will look into it. Thank you again. OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 AM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • "Development of Vaccines
    Methods of developing new vaccines are highly variable, differing for each type of virus or bacteria. Animal experiments are usually required for selecting the initial materials in the formula, establishing the stability and formulation of the vaccine, and determining the mode and frequency of administration. Experimental vaccines are tested for safety and efficacy on animals before clinical tests on humans begin. "

    Got this from the first link. OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:53 AM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • "Vaccines are developed after rigorous testing for effectiveness and safety. A vaccine must be of the proper dose and chemical characteristics to stimulate protective immunity, which may involve secretion of neutralizing antibody or production of memory CTL or Th1 cells. Immunity should last several years. A good vaccine should not induce autoimmunity or hypersensitivity. Ideally it will be inexpensive to produce, store and administer. The final vaccination schedule is arrived at after several years of use dictate number of doses and optimal intervals between doses."

    Here is more information from the second link. Thank you again for the links. OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:56 AM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • No problem! Glad I could help. If you want to learn more there's a couple of great groups on here, Green Organic Natural Simple Living has quite an abundance of great info. If you search vaccine & change the within: setting to anytime there's some great posts w/ research not just all opinion. Also a great group of moms to ask ?'s to about this topic.
    Nyx7

    Answer by Nyx7 at 7:57 AM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • Oh for GODS sake. Human vaccines are tested on humans just like ANY OTHER medication out there. They are not just tested on animals! Don't listen to any BS on this site. Talk to your DR and don't go to any site but http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/   They do have everything listed. Pros, cons reports of reaction, etc.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:52 AM on Jun. 19, 2010

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