Vaccines are making their way to your car in aluminum containers
Posted On July 4, 2021
Vaccines used in cars like the HPV vaccine are now making their final assembly in aluminum container capsules instead of individual doses.
While this may not seem like a big deal for many consumers, it’s actually a major change in the manufacturing process.
In the past, vaccines were made with individually administered doses of vaccine that were stored in containers that were then shipped off to the manufacturer for final assembly.
In an effort to reduce manufacturing costs, the industry has been switching to larger, more reusable and recyclable containers.
These container sizes have increased by over 50 percent in the past year, according to the FDA.
However, in order to accommodate these new manufacturing techniques, manufacturers are now using aluminum containers in place of individual dose capsules.
These aluminum containers are also made of aluminum.
They have a higher melting point, making them ideal for manufacturing aluminum containers for vaccines and other health-care products.
This is an important change, as manufacturers are required to comply with FDA regulations regarding aluminum containers, which are designed to protect the public from hazardous materials.
“These containers are made of a non-ferrous material, which is extremely tough and can be very durable,” said Dr. John D. Meeks, an emergency room physician who heads the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
“It’s an important step in the process to reduce the amount of aluminum in vaccines and health-related products, which can lead to a decrease in the amount we use and lead to potentially higher risks.”
Aluminum containers are not new to the auto industry.
The first aluminum-containing vaccine was approved in 1976, according the FDA, which was also the year the first aluminum vaccines were manufactured.
This was due to the need for the vaccines to be reusable.
The aluminum-filled vaccines have a low melting point and are easily transported in air-tight containers.
While these aluminum containers have improved safety, the FDA has been concerned about the increased risks posed by aluminum contamination.
For example, the government has warned that aluminum containers can be used to manufacture certain hazardous materials, including those that can be hazardous to human health.
Aluminum containers can also be contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
The FDA recently sent a letter to automakers urging them to adopt safer manufacturing practices for aluminum containers.
However in response, some manufacturers are not taking this letter seriously.
“There is a lot of skepticism and resistance,” Meeks said.
“People are still saying that aluminum is the new lead.
We are not hearing any evidence to support that.”
Aluminum-containing products are now sold in aluminum-only containers.
This practice is more efficient than making individual vaccine doses.
However this change may be detrimental to the health of consumers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aluminum is known to be harmful to the human body and the environment.
Aluminum is also a known carcinogen.
The agency estimates that about one-third of the world’s population has been exposed to aluminum.
Aluminum-free products are also less affordable for consumers, which could have a negative impact on the economy.
The federal government has recommended that manufacturers use aluminum-free plastic bags in vaccine preparation.
In a statement, the CDC stated that this recommendation “reflects the scientific evidence that aluminum-based vaccines are safe for use in humans, with no known health risks to the public or animals.”
Aluminum is considered a “probable human carcinogen” and should not be used in vaccines.