Injecting something to your body isn’t that simple. It is a highly concerning matter, particularly if you are uncertain of what is inside that needle.
Vaccine contains part of a virus or bacteria which is referred to as antigen.
The antigen has been disabled or killed before being used in making the vaccine. This way, it will not make you sick.
The antigens are substances, usually a protein that is stimulating the body in producing immune response to protect itself towards attack from an actual disease in the future.
Aside from that, vaccines have other ingredients that made it safer and more effective which include:
- Preservatives and;
- Residuals of vaccine production process
Since specific ingredients are meticulously picked in making the vaccine, even though they’re removed, there are still trace amounts of it that will be left. These residuals may include small volume of egg or yeast protein and antibiotics. The American Academy of Pediatrics has good explanation of what is inside a vaccine needle.
If you are a parent and is concerned that your child might be exposed to antigens, there is actually no need to be worried about. These days, vaccines have less antigens than what they were before, this is all because of the continuous advancements in medical science.