This Is What’s In Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine

Experts say the ingredients in the COVID19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech, which was authorized last week by Health Canada, looks pretty standard for a vaccine.  In a letter to the FDA, Pfizer listed the ingredients in its vaccine.

To visit the Health Canada site, regarding this vaccine: CLICK HERE (You will be redirected).

The ingredients can be organized into four basic categories:

Active ingredient

  • 30 mcg of a nucleosidemodified messenger RNA (modRNA) encoding the viral spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2.

Fats

  • lipids (0.43 mg (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 0.05 mg 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 0.09 mg 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and 0.2 mg cholesterol)

Salts

  • 0.01 mg potassium chloride
  • 0.01 mg monobasic potassium phosphate
  • 0.36 mg sodium chloride
  • 0.07 mg dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate

Sugar

  • 6 mg sucrose

Photo Credit: Pfizer

 

 

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan