Another Study Finds No Link Between Measles Vaccine and Autism

A Danish study has tracked 657,461 children over a decade and has found no correlation between autism and the vaccine for rubella, mumps and measles.

A journal published in The Lancet more than twenty years ago was the catalyst for speculation when it comes to the MMR vaccine being linked to autism. That's when,Andrew Wakefield came up with a hypothesis linking the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism.

The paper proposing the connection was retracted for methodological issues, and Wakefield’s medical license was revoked for misconduct related to those studies. But his ideas have taken hold on the Internet, where parents concerned about what they see as the toxic ingredients in vaccines, as well as the number of vaccines young infants receive in their first few years, are fueling the so-called anti-vaccine movement.

This study found that "MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases after vaccination".

Read the study HERE

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