Vaccine ingredients are an extremely important topic in the dialogue on vaccination, health and autonomy. After all, we all want to know and have the right to know what we are injected with. The Vaccine Reaction has published several articles about vaccine ingredients, including aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde and polysorbate 80. This article introduces an ingredient known as sodium borate.
What is Sodium Borate?
Many of you are familiar with a product commercially known as Borax. At some point, you may have encountered its presence in household products such as laundry and cleaning products, fertilizers and in pesticides used for killing rats, cockroaches and ants.1 Borax, also scientifically known as sodium borate, is also used as an ingredient in vaccines.2
Sodium borate is a boron compound, a mineral and a salt of boric acid.3 Naturally occurring borax is typically found in arid regions where it forms from the repeated evaporation of seasonal lakes. Borax is also produced synthetically from other boron compounds.4
The Role of Sodium Borate in Vaccines: Limited Data Available
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccine Excipient and Media Summary lists four vaccines that contain sodium borate:
- Hep A (Vaqta)
- Hib/Hep B (Comvax)
- HPV (Gardasil)
- HPV (Gardasil 9)2