Vaccines and Autism Directory
Vaccines as a possible cause of autism has been a topic of much conversation for years. Studies have not conclusively found a link between the MMR vaccine, thimerosal, and autism. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how autism is thought to be caused, when to have your child screened, all about child vaccines, and much more.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine
The MMR vaccine is very important for children and some adults who have not yet been exposed or vaccinated. WebMD explains who should get the vaccine and when.
Measles FAQ: Symptoms, Prevention, and More
What you need to know about measles, including symptoms, how contagious it is and how spreads, and the MMR vaccine.
Young Childhood Immunizations
Learn more about childhood immunizations -- what shots your child should get and when -- from the experts at WebMD.
Vaccine Linked to Autism?
Eric Gallup was a normally developing 15-month-old toddler living in Parsippany, New Jersey, when his parents took him for his first measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination in 1986. Shortly after he was vaccinated, they noticed changes in his behavior and ability to communicate. In 1989 he was diagnosed with autism.
FAQ: Vaccine Court Hears Autism Cases
Contrary to media reports, a federal court has not yet issued any decisions on whether vaccines cause autism. Here's WebMD's FAQ.