Because pediatricians hear misinformation repeated by worried parents every single day:

Findings of this meta-analysis suggest that vaccinations are not associated with the development of autism or autism spectrum disorder. Furthermore, the components of the vaccines (thimerosal or mercury) or multiple vaccines (MMR) are not associated with the development of autism or autism spectrum disorder.

 

The study, published this month in Vaccine, analyzed data involving 1.25 million people and concluded what pediatricians have been saying since 1998:  vaccines don’t cause autism!  James Law reveals where the idea that vaccines and their components could be causing autism came from:

The idea that vaccines were linked to autism took hold in 1998 when British gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield published a paper that hypothesised that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine could lead to the condition.

The paper has since been discredited and his research was found to be fraudulent.

In 2011, pharmaceutical scientist Dr Dennis Flaherty called Wakefield’s findings “the most damaging medical hoax of the last 100 years”.

Prof Eslick said Wakefield’s erroneous research was still cited.

“He is viewed by the anti-vaccination lobby as a demigod (but) we don’t know what causes autism,” he said.

 

Vaccines are safe for your children.  Vaccines are effective in preventing devastating infections that can (and do) lead to severe illness, permanent damage and disability, and death in people of all ages, but particularly children.  Especially in young children.  

Vaccines don’t cause autism.  But something does.  Is it something in the water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe?  Is there a yet undiscovered virus that turns on the gene during gestation that leads to the expression of autism?  It’s long past time we abandon the “vaccines cause autism” nonsense and get serious about finding the real culprit(s).  The multitude of toxins manufactured by modern man that have found their way into everyday products and our environment would be a good place to start.