Report Shows Immunizations Don't Lead to Autism

Published 07/01 2014 06:04PM

Updated 07/01 2014 06:19PM

MORTON - A new medical report debunks a common myth about immunizations.
The analysis was published in a recent version of the Medical Journal Pediatrics.

The report comes as many vaccine preventable diseases are making a comeback.

One study says at least 539 people across 20 states have been infected with measles this year.

And this is, in part, because parents are not vaccinating their children because they think it leads to autism.

A doctor at the Unity Point Clinic says there’s a reason why many infants show signs of autism after getting immunizations.

“The MMR vaccination is usually done between one year and fifteen months of age. And that is when the social development of a child is expanding and we notice the signs and symptoms of autism at that age. So it is purely coincidental,” said Dr. Sushma Pradahn.

Unity Point Clinic offers vaccines and immunizations as part of its general services.

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