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How do vaccines cause autism?

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There is no link between vaccines and autism. Because symptoms of the disorder usually appear around the same time as children get the first measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and other vaccines, some assumed the immunizations were the cause. But in 2004, researchers concluded that there is no connection.

Diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella can cause serious health problems, disabilities, and even death. Children face a much greater risk from those diseases than they do from the vaccines.

From: Immunizations and Vaccines WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  CDC. National Immunization Program, CDC.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:  CDC. National Immunization Program, CDC.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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