Study Shows (Again) That Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

Vaccines have already been cleared as an autism culprit, but just in case some of you have been doubting past findings,...
Vaccines have already been cleared as an autism culprit, but just in case some of you have been doubting past findings, there's a brand new study out that states the same. This new research panel, assembled by the Institute of Medicine says that the M.M.R vaccine does not cause autism. The New York Times reports that Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, the chairwoman of the panel, says “The M.M.R. vaccine doesn't cause autism, and the evidence is overwhelming that it doesn't.” While some groups of parents may not be convinced, more and more evidence is stacking up against any link between the M.M.R vaccine and the risk of being diagnosed with autism. That's not to say vaccines aren't without risks. Obviously all vaccines carry a small risk of side effects. This same panel found a link between the chickenpox vaccine and the development of pneumonia, meningitis or hepatitis years later. That said, NOT getting the chickenpox vaccine is even more likely to lead to these same complications later in life. No matter if you get the chickenpox vaccine or get chickenpox naturally, this is one of those viruses that can be reawakened in individuals with compromised immune systems. All-in-all though, if you're against vaccines you should carefully weigh the risks of not getting your child vaccinated before making a final decision. Study after study shows that vaccine pros almost always outweigh the cons. Learn more:

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