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How can getting vaccinated help prevent autism?

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Getting the German measles (rubella) vaccine before you get pregnant can prevent rubella-associated autism.

From: Can You Prevent Autism? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Parker, S., Zuckerman, B., and Augustyn, M. (editors). , Lippincott, 2005. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care

Autism Research Institute: “Minimizing Risks.”

Mayo Clinic: “Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevention.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Parker, S., Zuckerman, B., and Augustyn, M. (editors). , Lippincott, 2005. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care

Autism Research Institute: “Minimizing Risks.”

Mayo Clinic: “Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevention.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 18, 2019

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