Read a few misleading articles and it’s easy to jump to the ill-informed conclusion that vaccinations put infants at higher risk of becoming autistic. Research continues to strike down the harmful rumors propagated by a controversial British doctor.
Citing HealthDay, Yahoo reports a study authored by the director of immunization safety office at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, set to be published in the journal Pediatrics, found that babies who were exposed to high levels of a mercury-heavy preservative found in vaccines doesn’t increase the chances a child will become autistic.
The risks parents take by failing to immunize their children, on the other hand, endanger not only their own kids but others.
Previously: Dateline Weighs In On Autism Vaccination Debate