Childhood vaccine ingredients are safe in the amount present in vaccines; cells, animal products, and viruses aren’t part of these ingredients

Childhood vaccination is one of the greatest public health achievements in history. All the ingredients in vaccines are extensively tested for safety and don’t cause harm in the amounts present in vaccines. On the contrary, routine immunizations save millions of lives every year and prevent many serious infectious diseases that were commonplace only a few generations ago.

No mercury or aluminum is present in vaccines; vaccine ingredients aren’t associated with disease

Scientific evidence shows that vaccine ingredients, including the mercury-containing antibacterial thimerosal and aluminum-containing adjuvants, aren’t associated with a higher risk of illness. Vaccines undergo rigorous clinical trials and safety testing before they are approved for use in the general population, and are also subject to continued monitoring even after they are approved for use.

The level of aluminum in childhood vaccines is safe, even for babies

Some childhood vaccines contain aluminum salts to boost the effectiveness of vaccination. Aluminum is rapidly excreted from the body through the kidneys. The amount of aluminum in childhood vaccines is lower than that consumed in their diets, and is below the safe limits for aluminum.

Vaccines don’t cause autism; difference in infant mortality rates between Japan and the U.S. unrelated to childhood vaccine coverage

Scientific evidence shows that vaccine ingredients, including aluminum salts, are safe and don’t cause autism. Numerous studies have shown no association between autism and childhood vaccines. While autism rates have risen over time, this is likely explained, at least in part, by changes to the diagnostic criteria for autism which have led to more people qualifying for a diagnosis. Infant mortality is defined as the death of an infant before its first birthday. Birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), preterm birth and low birth weight, and injuries are common factors that cause infant mortality.

Childhood vaccines are an important protection against preventable diseases, not “poison” as claimed by Candace Owens

Vaccines are thoroughly tested for safety, and common side effects, such as soreness, are signs of the body developing protective immunity. Childhood vaccination has saved hundreds of thousands of lives, and lower uptake can lead to disease outbreaks. Toxic chemicals, such as mercury, aluminum, and formaldehyde, are either in a safe form, found in only trace quantities that are safe, or have been removed entirely.

Vaccines don’t cause childhood cancer, contrary to claim by Candace Owens

Childhood vaccines typically don’t undergo testing for carcinogenicity and mutagenicity because their safety has already been demonstrated in earlier studies. Published scientific studies so far haven’t found reliable evidence showing that childhood vaccination increases the risk of childhood cancer. In fact, some childhood vaccines, such as the Hepatitis B vaccine and the human papillomavirus vaccine, protect individuals from certain cancers.

Instagram reel rehashes old misinformation inaccurately linking autism with vaccines, glyphosate, and MTHFR mutations

Autism spectrum disorder is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder commonly manifesting in difficulties with social interaction and communication, among other symptoms. Epidemiological studies of hundreds of thousands of children have found no association between childhood vaccination and autism. Variants of the MTHFR gene are common and claims that MTHFR mutations lead to an inability to “detox” from vaccines are false. Reliable scientific evidence about glyphosate’s association with autism is currently lacking, although more research in this area is needed to better understand the potential impact of glyphosate exposure.