Does the MMR vaccine cause autism? Scientists reveal the truth
By ehealth on April 27, 2019
Parents around the world are still worried that vaccines will leave their children with autism.
Now a huge study has been published which should finally give them enough reassurance to give kids the jabs.
Scientists have just published the results of an investigation of every child born in Denmark to mothers who were also born in the country.
More than 650,000 children born between 1999 and 2010 were assessed for a decade after being given the MMR, which confers immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.
Of this group, some 6,517 were diagnosed with autism.
This led scientists to ‘conclude that the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases following vaccination’.
In a statement, the American College of Physicians wrote: ‘The hypothesized link between measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism continues to cause concern and challenge vaccine uptake.
‘Currently, there is a concerning increase in measles cases in Europe and the U.S., and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health.’