Several months ago I learned that the phenoxyethanol that was in my son's DTaP vaccine was "phased out" because I called the manufacturer directly. This could mean that it was lowered to trace or removed completely. Nobody knows except the manufacturer because the FDA is not exactly strict on their "phasing out" policy (like the mercury STILL in the vaccines that don't show it as an ingredient because it is "trace"). So, I decided to check the manufacturer's package insert online and sure enough it was removed as a listed ingredient.
What I also discovered in this process is that the vaccine manufacturers are now removing the "risk of transmission" clause on their package inserts too with the live-virus vaccines. The only one that still has it on there is Merck's chickenpox vaccine. All of the others have had this clause removed.
Lesson learned. Never believe everything that you read.
To view the vaccine package inserts go here.