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In September 2010
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, MHRA, which is the government agency responsible for regulating medicines and medical devices in the UK, reported that there was a risk of aluminium exposure caused by calcium gluconate injection 10% in 10ml glass containers.
Calcium Gluconate is licensed for use in certain acute conditions such as hypocalcaemia and cardiac resuscitation. It has been found that Calcium Gluconate solution in glass vials contains almost 200 times more aluminium than Calcium Gluconate in plastic vials; this is due to the solution leeching aluminium from the glass.
Examples of vaccine containment include
Pluserix and Immravax vaccines: MMR
Infanrix, the Hib DTP-IPV vaccine: Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis
The recently hyped H1N1 vaccine issued in millions of doses prepared in glass vials each containing 10 individual patient doses.
link to MHRA's website on the matter