More research disproves vaccine-autism link

Leslie Hanson
March 10, 2019

Children 12 months to 5 years who have never received any doses of MMR. A new large study, looking at over 650,000 children across 10 years, demonstrates once again that autism rates are not higher in children vaccinated with MMR compared to those who were not vaccinated with MMR.

Wakefield has also been stripped of his medical license for ethics violations. Almost all were in unvaccinated individuals exposed to the virus either directly through travel, having contact with an infectious traveler, or by being exposed to someone with measles in an outbreak area. The British doctor not only later retracted the research, but his findings have been debunked by several other studies. One senator, however, has remained steadfast in his push for vaccinations nationwide, especially for children. A decision not to vaccinate puts your child and your neighbor's child at risk.

The study followed 657,461 Danish children born between 1999 and 2010. "Even in the face of substantial and increasing evidence against an MMR - autism association, the discussion around the potential link has contributed to vaccine hesitancy". Results showed that around 1 percent of the children (6,517 children) developed autism.

According to the authors of the present study, another common argument is that the vaccine is "associated with a regressive form of autism, leading to a clustering of cases with onset shortly after MMR vaccination".

The factors that the scientists considered in determining the risk of autism are having a sibling with an autism diagnosis, low birth weight, maternal age, paternal age, and smoking during pregnancy.

Further analyses of the data revealed that there is also no links between autism and vaccination even those that are not MMR.


"Parents should not skip the vaccine out of fear for autism", said lead study author Dr. Anders Hviid of the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dr Saad Omer and Dr Inci Yildirim from Emory University wrote an accompanying editorial saying that it was important that such a large study was carried out to reiterate the safety of the vaccines.

Turkey has donated a total of 100,000 doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine to Georgia, which is now grappling with a measles outbreak, the Health Ministry said Friday.

Measles is a highly contagious virus that can be fatal.

However, in some cases, people weren't vaccinated on that schedule. In January and February of this year, 206 individual cases were confirmed in 11 states - more than the number of cases in all of 2017.

The MMR vaccine is readily available throughout the state.

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