While science has shown us for years that vaccines don’t cause autism, it now looks like the influenza vaccine actually prevents autism:

Doctors trying to find some of the causes of autism put another piece into the puzzle on Monday: They found women who had flu while they were pregnant were twice as likely to have a child later diagnosed with autism. Those who had a fever lasting a week or longer — perhaps caused by flu or maybe by something else — were three times as likely to have an autistic child.

Maggie Fox reviews the study at NBCNews.com here:

In the accompanying video, Dr. Nancy Snyderman concludes indisputably:  Pregnant women need to prevent influenza by getting a flu vaccine. I would add that their husbands and children also need to protect them by getting vaccinated as well.

Read abstract from Pediatrics here: