CDC study: recommended vaccines for young children do not increase risk of autism

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CDC study: recommended vaccines for young children do not increase risk of autism

A new study has found no link between the number of vaccines given to children on one day or in the first 2 years of life and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study, published online in the Journal of Pediatrics , March 29, 2013, can help allay parent concerns about perceptions that the current vaccine schedule advocates too many vaccines too soon in a child’s life. The study further strengthens the conclusion of a 2004 comprehensive review by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that there is no relationship between certain vaccine types and autism. For more information on vaccine safety and autism, see http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Concerns/Autism/Index.html.

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