Vaccine Excipients Summary – CDC

Vaccine Excipients Summary – CDC

The following download provides all of the Vaccine ingredients per the CDC excipient table from February 2020.

All information was extracted from manufacturers’ package inserts.In addition to weakened or killed disease antigens (viruses or bacteria), vaccines contain very small amounts of other ingredients known as excipients. Some excipients are added to a vaccine for a specific purpose. These include:

  • Preservatives, to prevent contamination. For example, thimerosal.
  • Adjuvants, to help stimulate a stronger immune response. For example, aluminum salts.
  • Stabilizers, to keep the vaccine potent during transportation and storage. For example, sugars or gelatin.

Others are residual trace amounts of materials that were used during the manufacturing process and removed. These can include:

  • Cell culture materials, used to grow the vaccine antigens. For example, egg protein, various culture media.
  • Inactivating ingredients, used to kill viruses or inactivate toxins. For example, formaldehyde.
  • Antibiotics, used to prevent contamination by bacteria. For example, neomycin.

The list includes the following vaccines licensed in the USA, in alphabetical order by type and brand name:

  1. Adenovirus – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  2. Anthrax (Biothrax) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  3. BCG  (Tuberculosis – Tice) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  4. Cholera (Vaxchora) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  5. Dengue Fever (Dengvaxia) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  6. DT (Sanofi) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  7. DTaP (Daptacel)
  8. DTap (Infanrix)
  9. DTaP + IPV (Kinrix)
  10. DTaP  + IPV (Quadracel)
  11. DTAP + HepB + IPV (Pediarix)
  12. DTaP + IPV + HIB (Pentacel)
  13. DTap + IPV + HIB + Hep B (Vaxelis)
  14. Ebola Zaire (ERVEBO) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  15. HIB (ActHIB)
  16. HIB (Hiberix)
  17. HIB (PedvaxHIB)
  18. Hepatitis A (Havrix)
  19. Hepatitis A (Vaqta)
  20. Hepatitis B (Engerix-B)
  21. Hepatitis B (Recombivax)
  22. Hepatitis B (Heplisav-B) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  23. Hepatitis A/Hepatitis B (Twinrix)
  24. Human Papillomavirus (HPV Gardasil)
    Human Papillomavirus (HPV Gardasil-9)
  25. Influenza (Afluria) Quadrivalent
    Influenza (Afluria) Quadrivalent – multi dose
  26. Influenza (Fluad) – age 65+; contains squalene – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  27. Influenza (Fluarix) Quadrivalent
  28. Influenza (Flublok) Quadrivalent
  29. Influenza (Flucelvax) Quadrivalent
  30. Influenza (Flumist) Quadrivalent
  31. Influenza (Flulaval) Quadrivalent
    Influenza (Flulaval) Quadrivalent – multi dose
  32. Influenza (Fluzone) Quadrivalent
    Influenza (Fluzone) Quadrivalent – multi dose
  33. Influenza (Fluzone) High Dose – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  34. Japanese Encephalitis (Ixiaro) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  35. Meningococcal (MenACWY-Menactra)
  36. Meningococcal (MenACWY-Menveo)
  37. Meningococcal (MenB-Bexsero)
  38. Meningococcal (MenB-Trumenba)
  39. MMR (MMR II)
  40. MMRV (ProQuad – Frozen Recombinant Albumin)
  41. MMRV (ProQuad – Frozen Human Serum Albumin) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  42. MMRV (ProQuad – Refrigerator Stable)
  43. Pneumococcal (PCV13- Prevnar13)
  44. Pneumococcal (PPSV-23 – Pneumovax)
  45. Polio (IPV- Ipol)
  46. Rabies (Imovax) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  47. Rabies (RabAvert) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  48. Rotavirus (RotaTeq)
  49. Rotavirus (Rotarix)
  50. Smallpox (Vaccinia – ACAM2000) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  51. Td (Tenivac)
  52. Td (TDVAX)
  53. Tdap (Adacel)
  54. Tdap (Boostrix)
  55. Typhoid (Typhim Vi) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  56. Typhoid (Vivotif Ty21a) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  57. Varicella (Varivax) Frozen
  58. Yellow Fever (YF-Vax) – not yet in the Vaccine Calculator
  59. Zoster (Shingles – Zostavax Frozen
  60. Zoster (Shingles – Zostavax Refrigerator Stable
  61. Zoster (Shingles – Shingrix)