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I heard that vaccines cause autism. I am thinking of foregoing vaccines.
47 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
27 doctors agree
In brief: Put This To Bed
Immunizations may be the single safest, most effective heath intervention produced in the last 100 years.
They are proven to be 99% effective, safe and haved saved literally millions of children's lives. There is no scientific evidence that any vaccine causes autism and huge amounts of independent research proving that that they do not cause autism. Immunize!

In brief: Put This To Bed
Immunizations may be the single safest, most effective heath intervention produced in the last 100 years.
They are proven to be 99% effective, safe and haved saved literally millions of children's lives. There is no scientific evidence that any vaccine causes autism and huge amounts of independent research proving that that they do not cause autism. Immunize!
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
15 doctors agree
In brief: No
By now, it has been proven that the vaccine/autism connection was a massive fraud.
Depriving your child of protection from life-threatening illnesses like measles, mumps, and whooping cough might be a tough decision, but outbreaks of these same diseases now are infecting your family, neighbors, and friends. "herd" immunity is the term used to protect everyone by vaccinating those at risk.

In brief: No
By now, it has been proven that the vaccine/autism connection was a massive fraud.
Depriving your child of protection from life-threatening illnesses like measles, mumps, and whooping cough might be a tough decision, but outbreaks of these same diseases now are infecting your family, neighbors, and friends. "herd" immunity is the term used to protect everyone by vaccinating those at risk.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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Dr. Randall Bock
...; yet many people are acting like a different type of "herd" , possibly lemmings, as they jump to incorrect conclusions in avoiding vaccines, endangering themselves and others.
12 doctors agree
In brief: No
This is completely untrue, and has been demonstrated so by analysis of large data sets.
There is no connection between vaccines and autism. Vaccines are one of the greatest advances in human medicine, and are a critical part of health both individually at an a community level.

In brief: No
This is completely untrue, and has been demonstrated so by analysis of large data sets.
There is no connection between vaccines and autism. Vaccines are one of the greatest advances in human medicine, and are a critical part of health both individually at an a community level.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
As a pathologist, I recognized the original Wakefield article as a fake the moment that I read it. This got started as a money-maker for crooked lawyers. You owe it to yourself and your child to be discerning, and to recognize ugly lies even when presented by people pretending to be your friends.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
11 doctors agree
In brief: No
Large clinical studies have proven beyond any doubts that vaccine do not cause autism.
Please don't forgo them for you or your infants health.

In brief: No
Large clinical studies have proven beyond any doubts that vaccine do not cause autism.
Please don't forgo them for you or your infants health.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Again (and it seems like i answer questions like this one daily) there is no proof/evidence that vaccinations(or the thimerisol component used in their manufacture) in any way causes autism or other spectrum disorders.
David Miller
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: Outbreaks
While vaccines do not cause autism (this has been shown conclusively!), the lack of vaccines does indeed cause outbreaks of diseases like measles with the result being unnecessary deaths from completely preventable diseases.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/measles_outbreaks_in_the_2000s.

In brief: Outbreaks
While vaccines do not cause autism (this has been shown conclusively!), the lack of vaccines does indeed cause outbreaks of diseases like measles with the result being unnecessary deaths from completely preventable diseases.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/measles_outbreaks_in_the_2000s.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
9 doctors agree
In brief: No
There is no question that vaccines do not cause autism.
We are lucky that we live in an era that is not plagued by small pox and polio. Talk to anyone who was a young adult before the 1950's and you will hear how frightening polio was. It is easy to forego vaccines if everyone else continues to get them because you will still benefit from 'herd immunity.

In brief: No
There is no question that vaccines do not cause autism.
We are lucky that we live in an era that is not plagued by small pox and polio. Talk to anyone who was a young adult before the 1950's and you will hear how frightening polio was. It is easy to forego vaccines if everyone else continues to get them because you will still benefit from 'herd immunity.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: No
Absolutely not! the tiny initial study by wakefield many years ago was later discovered to be funded by antivaccine attorneys without disclosure in the paper. It was later retracted by the lancet, and global research was never able to duplicate his findings.
Many children have suffered from measles encephalitis and pertussis in the wake of these allegations.

In brief: No
Absolutely not! the tiny initial study by wakefield many years ago was later discovered to be funded by antivaccine attorneys without disclosure in the paper. It was later retracted by the lancet, and global research was never able to duplicate his findings.
Many children have suffered from measles encephalitis and pertussis in the wake of these allegations.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
I recognized the Wakefield paper as a fake the minute that I read it. It described normal microscopic anatomy as disease. It soon became clear he had engaged in massive falsification to make money. If this is what people want to base their health decisions on, that it their business. I trust you are wise. You have a duty to your neighbors' children to allow your own to be immunized.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Ask mom & grandma
Unvaccinated children became autistic just as frequently as do vaccinated children.
Leaving children unprotected against life-threatening & life-crippling disease may be the most grievous error of parenting. Today's parents did not live in an era when childhood scourges like measies & meningitis were more frightening then the fear of autism. But don't ask us - ask your parents & grandparents.

In brief: Ask mom & grandma
Unvaccinated children became autistic just as frequently as do vaccinated children.
Leaving children unprotected against life-threatening & life-crippling disease may be the most grievous error of parenting. Today's parents did not live in an era when childhood scourges like measies & meningitis were more frightening then the fear of autism. But don't ask us - ask your parents & grandparents.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
All the recent Pertussis deaths in unvaccinated kids are another good example of what happens when kids DON'T get their shots.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Bad idea
Vaccines don't cause autism, this has been shown in multiple studdies over the last 10 years.
Vaccine preventable illness are absolutely fatal.

In brief: Bad idea
Vaccines don't cause autism, this has been shown in multiple studdies over the last 10 years.
Vaccine preventable illness are absolutely fatal.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Glen Elliott
The cost-benefit ratio on this is enormous, not just for your child but for all the children with whom your child comes into contact. Get vacinnated!
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Please reconsider
You heard wrong. Studies have disproved any link.
Consider watching your child die from hib meningitis, have a stroke at age 4 from varicella encephalitis, be in a hospital on breathing machines for weeks with whooping cough. All of these things are still out there and can happen to your unvaccinated child. Make a decision to save and protect your child, not play russian roulette with infections!

In brief: Please reconsider
You heard wrong. Studies have disproved any link.
Consider watching your child die from hib meningitis, have a stroke at age 4 from varicella encephalitis, be in a hospital on breathing machines for weeks with whooping cough. All of these things are still out there and can happen to your unvaccinated child. Make a decision to save and protect your child, not play russian roulette with infections!
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Don't be foolish.
Vaccines do not cause autism.
You are putting your child, and others, at risk for deadly and crippling illnesses.

In brief: Don't be foolish.
Vaccines do not cause autism.
You are putting your child, and others, at risk for deadly and crippling illnesses.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Take a GOOD look...
This is a child with chickenpox.
Chickenpox can KILL. It can also lead to brain damage, lung damage, seizures, and permanent disfigurement. Not just in your children, but in other children. It's MUCH WORSE if an unimmunized child gets it as an adult. They not infrequently wind up in the ICU or dead. Do you want that on your conscience?

In brief: Take a GOOD look...
This is a child with chickenpox.
Chickenpox can KILL. It can also lead to brain damage, lung damage, seizures, and permanent disfigurement. Not just in your children, but in other children. It's MUCH WORSE if an unimmunized child gets it as an adult. They not infrequently wind up in the ICU or dead. Do you want that on your conscience?
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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