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Vaccines and Autism

Many studies have examined possible links between vaccination and increased prevalence of autism. This research has paid particular attention to the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, vaccines containing thimerosal and the total number of vaccines administered during early childhood or any one doctor’s visit. These studies have not found a link between vaccines and autism.

Autism Speaks' Paul Wang Discusses Vaccine Safety in MSNBC Interview

Autism Speaks head of medical research addresses the recent flare up of concerns
October 09, 2014

Autism Speaks head of medical research addresses the recent flare up of concerns

(Oct 9, 2014) Today on MSNBC, Ronan Farrow interviewed developmental pediatrician Paul Wang, Autism Speaks’ head of medical research, on vaccine safety in the wake of a recent flare up of concerns that there is a link to autism. Dr. Wang explained misconceptions around the study that was associated with the controversy. 
 

Study Addresses ‘Too Many Too Soon?’ Vaccine Concerns

March 29, 2013

Today, the Journal of Pediatrics published the first major study to look specifically at a possible link between autism and increasing exposure to the immune-stimulating compounds in early childhood vaccines.