From Children of God for Life
Largo, FL) Children of God for Life is pleased to announce a new shingles vaccine produced by Glaxo SmithKline called HZ/su that is currently in Phase 3 clinical trials – and it does not use aborted fetal cell lines.
“Finally the public will have a moral option!” said Debi Vinnedge, Children of God for Life’s Executive Director. “This is simply fantastic news for people worldwide who have wanted to protect themselves against shingles but would not compromise their deeply held prolife and religious objections to abortion.”
After an individual has chickenpox, the virus may remain dormant or reactivate as shingles later in life. Shingles can be extremely painful and usually manifests as blisters on the skin or sometimes in the eyes.
Currently, the only US licensed shingles vaccine is Merck’s Zostavax, which contains residual cell components, proteins and DNA from aborted fetal cell line MRC-5. The cell line was derived from the lung tissue of a 14 week gestation male baby, aborted in the UK “for psychiatric reasons”.