MMR vaccine pork

Questions
Published: 2003-09-13
Asalaam alaykum,

  

 Can you plz clarify the issue regarding the MMR vaccine that it may contain animal contents in the manufacturing process. Do you have any info which might be of use to us. It is causing some concern because I have a young daughter which needs immunisation. Plz can you reply to my question is it ok to use for my daughter and above all is it suitable for muslims to take.

Jazak allah

Answer
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Updated: 2003-09-13
A.
We have received correspondence from Bartongate Surgery, Gloucester thus:
"...Our Practice Nurse contacted the manufacturer of Pirax, the MMR vaccine we give, and was informed that it contained no ingredients derived from animals."