A vaccine contains much more than the deactivated or dead virus for the disease that the vaccine is intended to prevent.  There is a "cocktail" of other ingredients which serve as preservatives, adjuvants or cell culture material.   Manufacturers discovered early on that the dead virus by itself did not activate the immune system enough to confer immunity, so they added "adjuvants".  Adjuvants are substances like mercury and aluminum which are toxic to the body and are used to "ramp up" the immune response.

This is a short list of common vaccine ingredients:

  • Aluminum (a neuro-toxin used as an adjuvant)    (See risks of aluminum below)
  • Formaldehyde (preservative) 
  • Cells from animals such as monkey, pig, cow, chickens and chicken eggs (used to culture (grow) cells during production)
  • Fetal tissue from aborted babies (also used for cell culture) 
  • Live & de-activated viruses (such as the measles virus)
  • Mercury (thimerosal) (preservative and adjuvant, also a neuro-toxin)
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG) (stabilizer)
  • Excipient oils (stabilizers)
  • A variety of other chemicals, antibiotics and preservatives

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See a complete list of vaccine ingredients by vaccine, visit the CDC's website:


Risks related to Aluminum


A recent study found that from birth to seven months, a median weight baby receiving vaccinations according to the CDC 2019 schedule is over the aluminum limit 70% of the days. “We cannot stress how important it is that infants avoid aluminum from all sources, at all doses, due to the realities of cumulative risk from cumulative exposure. Selecting brands of vaccines that contain lower amounts of aluminum and avoiding the combination vaccines that have the greatest amounts of aluminum would be advisable for reducing toxicity.”


A study published in 2011 stated that “Aluminum is a demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant"  It goes on to say that research "clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences. In our opinion, the possibility that vaccine benefits may have been overrated and the risk of potential adverse effects underestimated, has not been rigorously evaluated in the medical and scientific community."


Fast forward nearly a decade later and scientists have further shown that injected aluminum does not exit the body, it actually sticks around and gets carried by specific cells into distant organs and into the brain where it can be detected after injection.


Another recent study confirmed what other research has shown for 40 years: there is a strong association between aluminum and Alzheimer’s. Those suffering from the disease, especially those with a genetic pre-disposition, show high levels of aluminum in their brains.