Guidance

Vaccines and porcine gelatine

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

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Vaccines and porcine gelatine

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Vaccines and porcine gelatine - Arabic version

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Vaccines and porcine gelatine - Bengali version

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Vaccines and porcine gelatine - Urdu version

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Details

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.

The translated versions are download only.

Published 10 September 2015
Last updated 20 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the new translated versions of the leaflet.
  2. Added updated leaflet.
  3. First published.