Vaccine

Vaccines that Contain Latex ;CDC PINKBOOK Feb 2015 ;Packaging Exposure

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Latex in Vaccine Packaging

“If a person reports a severe (anaphylactic) allergy to latex, vaccines supplied in vials or syringes that contain natural rubber, or whose product information does not say “not made with natural rubber latex” should not be administered unless the benefit of vaccination outweighs the risk for a potential allergic reaction. In these cases, providers should be prepared to treat patients who are having an allergic reaction. For latex allergies other than anaphylactic allergies (e.g., a history of contact allergy to latex gloves), vaccines supplied in vials or syringes that contain dry natural rubber or rubber latex may be administered.” (ACIP General Recommendations on Immunization. 2011)

The following table is accurate, to the best of our knowledge, as of February 2015. If in doubt, check the package insert for the vaccine in question.

Vaccine Latex? Source: Manufacturer’s PI Dated:
Adenovirus (Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7) NO March 2011
Anthrax (Biothrax) YES – Vial May 2012
Comvax YES – Vial December 2010
DTaP Daptacel NO October 2013
Infanrix YES – Syringe NO – Vial November 2013
DT (Sanofi) YES December 2005
Hib Hiberix YES – Syringe Tip Cap March 2012
PedvaxHIB YES – Vial December 2010
ActHIB YES – Diluent vial NO – Lyophilized vaccine vial January 2014
Hepatitis A Havrix YES – Syringe NO – Vial December 2013
Vaqta YES – Vial YES – Syringe February 2014
Hepatitis B Engerix-B YES – Syringe NO – Vial December 2013
Recombivax HB YES – Vial YES – Syringe May 2014
HPV Gardasil NO June 2014
Gardasil 9 NO December 2014
Cervarix YES November 2013
Influenza Afluria NO December 2013
Agriflu YES – Syringe Tip Cap 2013
Fluarix NO June 2014
Fluarix Quadrivalent NO June 2014
Flublok NO March 2014
Flucelvax YES – Syringe Tip Cap March 2014
FluLaval NO February 2013
FluMist Quadrivalent NO July 2013
Fluvirin YES – Syringe Tip Cap NO– Vial February 2014

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Centers for Disease Control and PreventionEpidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition April, 2015

Appendix B-11

Appendix B

Vaccine Latex? Source: Manufacturer’s PI Dated:
Influenza (cont’d) Fluzone NO 2014
Fluzone High-Dose NO 2014
Fluzone Intradermal NO 2014
Fluzone Quadrivalent NO 2014
Japanese Encephalitis (Ixiaro) NO May 2013
Kinrix YES – Syringe NO – Vial November 2013
MMR (M-M-R II) NO June 2014
MMRV (ProQuad) NO March 2014
Meningococcal Menomune YES April 2013
Menactra NO April 2013
Menveo NO August 2013
Bexsero YES – Syringe Tip Cap 2015
Trumenba NO October 2014
MenHibrix NO 2012
Pediarix YES – Syringe NO – Vial November 2013
Pentacel NO October 2013
Pneumococcal Pneumovax 23 NO May 2014
Prevnar 13 NO January 2014
Polio (IPOL) NO May 2013
Rabies Imovax Rabies NO April 2013
RabAvert NO March 2012
Rotavirus RotaTeq NO June 2013
Rotarix YES – Oral Applicator of Diluent May 2014
Td Decavac YES – Syringe NO – Vial March 2011
Tenivac NO April 2013
Mass Biologics NO February 2011
Tdap Adacel YES – Syringe Tip Cap NO – Vial March 2014
Boostrix YES – Syringe NO – Vial February 2014
Twinrix YES – Syringe NO – Vial August 2012
Typhoid Typhim Vi NO March 2014
Vivotif Berna NO September 2013
Varicella (Varivax) NO March 2014
Vaccinia (Smallpox) (ACAM2000) NO September 2009
Yellow Fever (YF-Vax) YES – Vial May 2013
Zoster (Shingles) (Zostavax) NO February 2014

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February 2015

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Appendix B-12 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition April, 2015

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