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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can immunization with certain vaccines against childhood diseases cause or trigger disorders such as autism?

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Dr. Kenneth Lin
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: There have been numerous studies on the subject of vaccines and autism, particularly MMR vaccine. None of the quality peer review studies have shown any connection. A prior british study done many years ago has been disproven many times and the journal that published it has already retracted that article for numerous reasons. Get vaccinated!
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
False associations : The vaccine haters have tried to link shots to crib death, cerebral palsy and now autism over the past 30 yrs. Each time the science and biology have proven them wrong. The british doc who claimed MMR triggered cases lost his license when his fraudulent research was exposed. Autism is emerging as a gene linked defect and future research may point to its origin but it has found no link to vaccines.
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
No: There is no evidence that immunizations are responsible for autism, mental retardation or epilepsy.
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