A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

Vegan politics question... What's the vegan stance on vaccines?

Many vaccines are from injecting a virus into and egg and extracting the vaccine from said egg later.

A new flu vaccine system come from a dogs kidney. The weird part (I kid you not, I heard about this on NPR) the dogs kidney in question come from a single cocker spanniel, harvested in the 1950's. These cells are referred to "immortal cells) because they can treat the cells like a culture and keep it growing, and then cut off bits for use.

Anyway, a lot of medications are tested on animals, but some are actually made using animals. What's the vegan stance on polio, flu, and other vaccines?

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