Another Research Study Shows Measles Vaccine Doesn’t Cause Autism

MMR And Autism share no connection at all

Another day and another study that shows the Measles Vaccination does not cause Autism. The study, which examined 95,727 children, has confirmed that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is not guilty of causing short-term or long-term issues in children, teens, or adults.

Lead author Dr. Anjali Jain explains:

Even for children who are high-risk, the vaccine does not play a role. We don’t know what does, unfortunately, but it’s not the MMR vaccine.

The researchers examined insurance claims data filed between 2001 and 2012 for nearly 100,000 children, from birth to five-years-old, as well as for the children’s siblings if they were not an only child.

The study found that at-risk children were more likely to develop autism than low-risk children, but vaccination did not play a role in their outcome.

Researchers further discovered that 8.6 percent of at-risk 5-year-olds who weren’t vaccinated ended up developing ASD, and only 3.8 percent of children who were vaccinated developed autism.

Researchers also found that Children with older siblings on the autism spectrum were much less likely to receive vaccination than children without ASD in the family.

According to Jain, “I think its important to show that the degree of under vaccination in families with children with autism spectrum disorder was significant.”

While not vaccinating will not protect children from autism, it does put them at a higher risk of developing life-threatening diseases.

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