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Do any or all vial stoppers still contain latex?

Not all stoppers in vaccine vials contain latex. Some manufacturers have switched to synthetic rubber-like materials that do not contain rubber latex or dry natural rubber. The best approach is to check the package insert, which will indicate if the packaging contains latex. Also, remember that prefilled syringes could contain natural rubber in the plunger, in the needle cover, or in the tip cap. This information is also supplied in the package insert.

Last reviewed: August 29, 2022

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