Outrage Over Gelatine in Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccine

The head teacher of a school in Leicestershire, England has expressed his outrage, saying that he found it “shocking and surprising” that a new flu vaccine being tested in a pilot program conducted by the National Health Service (NHS) would contain pork gelatin as an ingredient.

Gelatin is a protein which is formed by boiling the skin and connective tissue of animals.  It is used to keep vaccines stable so they don’t degrade after manufacture.  All gelatin used in vaccines is derived from pork.

The teacher, Chris Hassall of Taylor Road Primary,  cited cultural sensitivity as the reason for his feelings.  Over 650 children at his school are Muslim.

Suleman Nagdi, a representative of The Federation of Muslim Organisations, was also concerned about the lack of communication about the vaccine’s ingredients, especially in light of the fact that there was a recent scandal regarding whether pork was being used in halal burgers served at another Leicester county school.

According to a report from the BBC, the school district has apologized to parents for not informing about the fact that the flu vaccine contained gelatin.

Written by:  Nancy Schimelpfening

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4 Responses to "Outrage Over Gelatine in Flu Vaccine"

  1. INGAORAMA   September 24, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Gelatin-containing diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine causes sensitization to gelatin in the recipients. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10618554
    And this was written in 2000!

  2. Angela Kearney   September 22, 2013 at 1:47 am

    In the 1800’s the British Army in India mutineed because the bullet casings which they had to bite on to prepare them for firing were greased with pork fat. People take their religion seriously, whatever religion it is. Do muslims also know that much of our orange juice has been filtered through a pork gelatin seive and genetically modified corn syrup to give it that sweet flavour. Squeeze a fresh orange and you will taste the difference.

  3. E Glow   September 19, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I wish there was no more harmful stuff in the vaccines. There are….:-((( Aluminum — a neurotoxin that has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease

    Triton X-100 — a detergent

    Phenol (carbolic acid)

    Ethylene glycol (antifreeze)

    Betapropiolactone – a disinfectant

    Nonoxynol – used to kill or stop growth of STDs

    Octoxinol 9 – a vaginal spermicide

    Sodium phosphate


  4. Mullah Omar   September 17, 2013 at 10:30 pm



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