New Human Fetal Cell Line Available for Vaccine Production

Since the 1960s, a number of vaccines have been manufactured using “human-diploid fibroblast cell cultures”-cells from tissue of aborted human fetuses. They include the following 11 vaccines listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary table: Adenovirus; DTaP-IPV/Hib (Pentacel); DTaP-IPV (Quadracel); Hep A (Havrix); Hep A (Vaqta); Hep A/Hep B (Twinrix); MMR (MMR-II); MMRV (ProQuad); Rabies (Imovax); Varicella (Varivax); Zoster (Shingles – Zostavax)

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