Some vaccines do contain very small amounts of antibiotics “to prevent the growth of germs (bacteria) during production and storage of the vaccine.”
These antibiotics can include neomycin, gentamycin, polymyxin B, and streptomycin.
Neomycin in Vaccines
Although allergies to antibiotics are not rare, the presence of antibiotics in some antibiotics has never been found to cause severe allergic reactions in kids who get vaccinated.
And in many cases, the antibiotics are actually removed from the final vaccine or only remains in residual amounts.
Are your kids allergic to neomycin or any of the other antibiotics in vaccines? Talk to your doctor before they get vaccinated.
Fortunately, commonly used antibiotics, like amoxil and zithromax, aren’t used as ingredients in vaccines.