- Aluminum hydroxide is being tested as
an adjuvant ("beneficial" additive), to make proposed avian flu
vaccine more effective. Like thimerosal, an obvious cause for concern.
- UMD To Test Bird Flu Vaccine Additive
- (AP) BALTIMORE University of Maryland
researchers will begin testing a bird flu vaccine combined with a common
additive later this month to see if it will prompt an immune response with
a single smaller dose.
- Previous tests have found the vaccine
is safe, but requires at least two large doses to prompt a moderate immune
response, said Dr. James Campbell, a principal investigator in the study.
- The researchers hope the addition of
aluminum hydroxide, which is currently added to the tetanus vaccine and
others, will improve the immune response enough that one smaller dose will
be needed, Campbell said.
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