I keep seeing posts stating that Pediarix has a lot less aluminum than its separate parts. Actually, the amount in Pediarix is only 25 mcg less than the sum of its parts. If you add up the separate vaccines that go into Pediarix, you can see that Pediarix only has 25 mcg less than its separate vaccines. Here is the list out of Dr Sears book. The only one that he mentions that actually has a lot LESS than the sum of its parts is Comvax. I hope this clears up some misinformation that has been posted. If anyone sees anything incorrect that I have posted, please feel free to correct it.

"ActHib - 0 mcg

PedVaxHib - 225 mcg

Prevnar - 125 mcg

Daptacel (DTaP) - 330 mcg

Tripedia (DTaP) - 170 mcg

Infanrix (DTaP) - 625 mcg

Recombivax (HepB) - 250 mcg

Engerix B (HepB) - 250 mcg

Polio - 0 mcg

MMR - 0 mcg

Chic Pox - 0 mcg

Hep A - 250 mcg

Combo Vaccines:

Comvax (hep B as Recombivax and HIB as PedVaxHIB) - 225 mcg. This particular combo vax has LESS aluminum than getting the shots separately.

Pentacel (DTaP as Daptacel, HIB as ActHIB and polio) - 1500 mcg. This shot has a lot MORE aluminum that the sum of its parts. You actually get 5 times the amount of aluminum than if you were to get the shots separately.

Pediarix (DTaP as Infanrix, hepB as EngerixB and polio) - 850 mcg

TriHIBit (DTaP as Tripedia and HIB as ActHIB) - 170 mcg"

"ActHib - 0 mcg

PedVaxHib - 225 mcg

Prevnar - 125 mcg

Daptacel (DTaP) - 330 mcg

Tripedia (DTaP) - 170 mcg

Infanrix (DTaP) - 625 mcg

Recombivax (HepB) - 250 mcg

Engerix B (HepB) - 250 mcg

Polio - 0 mcg

MMR - 0 mcg

Chic Pox - 0 mcg

Hep A - 250 mcg

Combo Vaccines:

Comvax (hep B as Recombivax and HIB as PedVaxHIB) - 225 mcg. This particular combo vax has LESS aluminum than getting the shots separately.

Pentacel (DTaP as Daptacel, HIB as ActHIB and polio) - 1500 mcg. This shot has a lot MORE aluminum that the sum of its parts. You actually get 5 times the amount of aluminum than if you were to get the shots separately.

Pediarix (DTaP as Infanrix, hepB as EngerixB and polio) - 850 mcg

TriHIBit (DTaP as Tripedia and HIB as ActHIB) - 170 mcg"

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