The antimicrobial activity of phenoxyethanol in vaccines.

Letters in applied microbiology

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Lowe I, Southern J. The antimicrobial activity of phenoxyethanol in vaccines. Lett Appl Microbiol. 1994;18(2):115-6.
The activity of the antimicrobial preservatives, phenoxyethanol and thiomersal, were compared in diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (adsorbed) vaccine. Both chemicals were equally effective in inactivating challenge doses of Gram-negative and Gram-positive micro-organisms, as well as a yeast.