What is a vaccine insert?
It is that rather large sheet of paper with super tiny print on the front and back that comes in the box with the vaccine. It is NOT the nice standard size piece of paper with normal sized writing on the front and back that the doctor gives you before you or your child receives a vaccine.
The vaccine package insert contains much more information than the information sheet the doctor hands you. It contains information such as the trials the vaccine went through, the ingredients, and a much longer list of side effects. If you or a loved one is ever considering getting a vaccine it is important to read through the vaccine insert before hand. If you want a physical copy you can print off the ones below or ask your local pharmacist for the one that comes in the box. Sometimes they have them on hand, other times they do not.
You will notice many things in the package inserts, such as that none of these vaccines state that they had a control group made of up people who received only a saline placebo. Instead some had no control group, others used a shot of aluminum or another vaccine, while others did use a saline placebo and then combined this group with a group who got a shot of aluminum. Also take note of section 13.1 “has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential or for impairment of fertility.” Does that give you extra confidence to take these vaccines or give them to your child? Other sections to take note of are the descriptions section, which lists the ingredients and the adverse events section covering different known side effects.
Diphtheria and Tetanus (DT)
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
Kinrix [DTaP-IPV (polio)]
Pentacel [DTaP-IPV/Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b)]
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)