US & Canada – Aborted Fetal Cell Line Products

Disease Product Name Manufacturer Fetal Cell Line
Chickenpox Varivax, Varilrix Merck, GSK WI-38, MRC-5
Hepatitis A Vaqta, Havrix Avaxim, Epaxal Merck, GSK- Sanofi, Berna MRC-5 MRC-5
Hepatitis A & B
Hepatitis A & Typhoid
Twinrix
Vivaxim
GSK
Sanofi
MRC-5 MRC-5
Measles/Mumps/Rubella MMR, Priorix Merck, GSK RA273, WI-38
Measles-Rubella MR Vax
Eolarix
Merck
GSK
RA273, WI-38
RA273, MRC-5
Mumps-Rubella Biavax 11 Merck RA273, Wl-38
Rubella Meruvax II Merck RA273, Wl-38
MMR + Chickenpox ProQuad/MMR-V Merck RA273, WI-38, MRC-5
Polio Poliovax,
DT Polio Adsorb.
Sanofi Pasteur MRC-5
Polio Combination
(DTaP + polio + HiB)
Pentacel, Infanrix, Quadracel Sanofi Pasteur MRC-5
Rabies Imovax Sanoli Pasteur MRC-5
Rheumatoid Arthritis Enbrel Amgen WI-26 VA4
Sepsis Xigris Eli Lilly HEK-293
Shingles Zostavax Merck WI-38, MRC-5
New: Smallpox Acambis 1000 Acambis MRC-5
In Development Ebola TBA Crucell/NIH PER C6
In Development Flu,
Avian Flu
TBA MedImmune
Vaxin, Sanofi
PER C6,
HEK-293
In Development: HIV MRKAd5 HIV-1 Merck PER C6
NOTE: ANY VACCINE NOT LISTED DOES NOT USE ABORTED FETAL CELL LINES.

US & Canada – Ethical Alternatives

Disease Ethical Version Manufacturer Cell Line
Chickenpox None N/A N/A
Hepatitis A Aimmungen
Not available in US
Kaketsuken
(Japan & Europe)
Vero (monkey)
Hepatitis A & B
Hepatitis A & Typhoid
Engerix Hep-B Only
Comvax Hep-B Only
GSK
Merck
Yeast
Yeast
Measles/Mumps/Rubella None N/A N/A
Measles-Rubella Attenuvax (Measles Only) Merck Chick embryo
Mumps-Rubella Mumpsvax (Mumps Only) Merck Chick embryo
Rubella Takahashi
Not available in US
Kitasato Institute
(Japan & Europe)
Rabbit
MMR + Chickenpox None N/A N/A
Polio IPOL Sanofi Pasteur Vero (monkey)
Polio Combination
(DTaP + polio + HiB)
Pediacel Pediarix + HIB
IPOL + any DTaP
Sanofi
GSK
Vero (monkey)
Rabies RabAvert Chiron Chick embryo
Rheumatoid Arthritis Humira Abbott Labs CH Hamster Ovary
Sepsis Ask your doctor N/A N/A
Shingles None N/A N/A
New: Smallpox ACAM2000, MVA3000 Acambis/Baxter Vero, Chick Embryo
In Development Ebola None N/A N/A
In Development Flu,
Avian Flu
FluVirin, Flu Shield, Flumist, FluZone, FluBlok Chiron, Medimmune, Sanofi, Protein Science Chick embryo
Caterpillar
In Development: HIV None N/A N/A
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