"Evidence Shows Vaccines Unrelated to Autism" handout for parents

"Evidence Shows Vaccines Unrelated to Autism" handout for parents

"Evidence Shows Vaccines Unrelated to Autism" summarizes scientific evidence that refutes any vaccine/autism link and presents some of the current thinking on the causes of autism. Claims that vaccines cause autism have led some parents to delay or refuse vaccines for their children. The most common claims are that autism is caused by measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, vaccines that contain thimerosal, or too many vaccines. Many studies have been done to test these claims. None has shown that vaccines cause autism. The real causes of autism are not fully known, but scientists – working with families – have made progress. This sheet lays out the facts to help parents understand why experts do not think vaccines cause autism.

Countries:
United States of America (the)
Document Type:
Guides
Topic:
Autism
Source:
IAC
Language:
English
Date of issue:
3 November, 2014
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