Vaccines & AutismSeptember 13th, 2010 at 4:48 pm by Patrece Dayton under Patrece’s Perspective, WTHI Blog
I read an article on “Yahoo Health” today that I am going to rehash for you. I don’t normally do that kind of thing, but I felt this article was important and may be of interest to several of you.
The article says there is brand new evidence that vaccinations do NOT cause autism. It says “infants exposed to the highest levels of thimerosal, a mercury-laden preservative that USED to be found in many vaccines, were no more likely to develop autism than infants exposed to only a little thimerosal.
The new research offers what the article calls “reassurance” to parents who worry that vaccinations raise their children’s risk for autism.
I know this is always a hot button issue with parents, and it should be considered before getting your children vaccinated. Although, the levels of thimerosal in vaccines have now been reduced or eliminated thanks to the FDA’s involvement.
I chose to get both my boys vaccinated, but I understand there are many parents who do not.. partly for the fear of autism.
Just wanted to pass on the information just released today. The study was released online today in advance of the October publication of the magazine Pediatrics. If you want to read more, go to their website or get the magazine next month.
Thanks for listening.