The Vaccine Mom Explains: Is the Aluminum Used in Some Vaccines Safe?
Sep 24, 2020
Taryn (aka “The Vaccine Mom”) explains why aluminum is in certain vaccines and what research shows about its safety.
The small amount of aluminum salts in some vaccines helps stimulate the immune system, making the vaccines more effective. These aluminum salts — known as “adjuvants” — have been used in vaccines since the 1930s, and over 80 years of data continue to show using aluminum in vaccines is safe.
The fact is, we actually take in aluminum all the time. It is commonly found in food and health-and food-related products. It’s even found in breast milk and baby formula! And because it’s everywhere, our bodies know how to process it. While high doses of aluminum over a long period of time can be harmful, the incredibly small amount found in vaccines is easy for bodies to manage, even when we are infants.
What’s more, because aluminum adjuvants make vaccines more effective and reduce the number of vaccine doses we need for disease prevention, using them can actually lower a child’s chances overall of experiencing side effects following vaccination. That means not only is aluminum safe when used in vaccines, but it can also make vaccination safer and more effective for our kids.
Like this video from The Vaccine Mom? Watch more of Taryn’s videos on Shot of Prevention or on VYF’s YouTube channel, such as her videos on thimerosal in vaccines or whether natural immunity is really better than vaccination.
For more information, check out the following resources:
- Vaccinate Your Family:
- FDA: Common Ingredients in U.S. Licensed Vaccines
- AAP: Vaccine Ingredients: Frequently Asked Questions
Note: This content originally appeared in Vaccinate Your Family’s Immunization Alerts e-newsletter, sent March 31, 2021. You can sign up for future alerts on our website. April 9, 2021: An update was made to...
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