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Is there any form of vaccine without pork that is equally if not more effective than the current flu ones we get? I know there are religions that don’t allow the consumption of pork, so is there any alternative that could work, why or why not?
Question Date: 2019-05-27
Answer 1:

Most of the vaccines we receive have origins in bacteria. The vaccine is made of germs that cause the disease, but are in an inactive or weakened form so you don't get sick.

Usually, the flu vaccine is made in chicken eggs. There are three vaccines that use gelatin from pigs to make the vaccine more stable in storage. They are three variations of the flu, MeaslesMumpsRubella (MMR), and adult shingles vaccine that use this gelatin from pigs.

However, yes, there are many other options for these vaccines which are equally effective.

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