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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can there be a link between immunizations and autism?

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
38 years experience
No: Autism is usually diagnosed by around age 2-4 years. Most children receive the bulk of their childhood vaccinations during the first 4 years of life. This is a case of guilt by association. Autism has a variety of causes but most experts do not believe it is caused or activated by vaccinations. You should always discuss risks and benefits associated with vaccinations with your child's provider.
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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 & now autism over the past 30 yrs. Each time the science & 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 & future research may point to its origin, but it has found no link to vaccines.
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Does a link exist between immunizations and autism?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
ABSOLUTELY NOT: There is currently not a shred of evidence anywhere that vaccines cause or trigger autistic spectrum disorder.A recent review of over 1000 research studies showed in all of them no connection was shown!
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