Vaccines and porcine gelatine

Leaflet describing how and why porcine gelatine is used in vaccines for immunisation programmes.


Vaccines and porcine gelatine

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The issue of some vaccines that contain ingredients derived from pigs (in this case gelatine – known as ‘porcine’ gelatine) has concerned some faith groups. This leaflet provides information about vaccines that contain porcine gelatine and any alternatives that are available.

Published 10 September 2015