Do we do enough safety testing with vaccines?
Vaccines are tested repeatedly before being approved, and continue to be monitored for adverse reactions after their release. See our article on vaccine testing and safety for more information and details about this topic.
Do vaccines have aborted fetal tissue?
No. The rubella vaccine virus that is included in the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) shot is cultured using human cell lines. The vaccine material is carefully separated from the cells in which is was grown before being used.
Some of these cell lines were generated from fetal tissue that was obtained in the 1960s from legal abortions. No new fetal tissue is required to generate rubella vaccine.