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Immunization Action Coalition
Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby's Shots
Author: Ari Brown, MD, FAAP, is a practicing pediatrician in Austin, TX. Dr. Ari Brown is an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics and trusted source for child health and development.
Evidence shows vaccines unrelated to autism
This piece summarizes scientific evidence that refutes any vaccine/autism link and presents some of the current thinking on the causes of autism
MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism: Examine the evidence
Summary of studies that refute any connection between MMR and autism
Need help responding to vaccine-hesitant parents? Science-based materials are available from these respected organizations.
This piece gives a list of science-based materials available to help in responding to vaccine-hesitant parents
Personal belief exemptions for vaccination put people at risk. Examine the evidence for yourself.
Evidence from the medical literature that personal belief exemptions play a role in vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks; includes citations, summaries, key findings, and links to abstracts
Wakefield Saga: The truth behind the MMR scare
Read Deer's analyses as well as related news coverage & commentaries
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vaccine Safety: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine (MMR)
Provides summary of MMR vaccine safety research and links for additional information
CDC Transcript of Media Briefing: Science of vaccines and autism
March 6, 2008
American Academy of Pediatrics
Sound Advice Audio Interviews
Collection of interviews with pediatricians, researchers and other parents
Vaccine Studies: Examine the Evidence
List and links to articles that reject link between vaccines and autism
Adhering to Vaccine Schedule Is Best Way to Protect Children from Disease
By Margaret Fisher, MD, FAAP and Joseph Bocchini, Jr., MD, FAAP
Reprinted with Permission of AAP News
Facts for Parents about Autism and Vaccine Safety
Information to help parents and caregivers better understand the issues
Autism Science Foundation
Autism and Vaccines
What parents need to know about this outdated hypothesis, includes supporting evidence and references
Making the CASE for Vaccines
Presentation describes 4-step framework to help healthcare professionals present the science about vaccine safety and autism
Every Child by Two (ECBT)
Video FAQs
In these short video clips, experts cover the following topics areas: Why Vaccinate, Why Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule, Vaccine Testing, Ingredients & Safety, and Vaccines and Autism
National Network for Immunization Information
Immunization Science: MMR and Autism
NNii's up-to-date information on immunization science
Vaccines and Autism
Summary of the robust evidence that there is no link between measles vaccines or thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism
Vaccine Education Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
A Look at What Causes, and Doesn't Cause, Autism
Examination of the "Wakefield studies," studies showing that MMR vaccine does not cause autism, as well as other causes of autism; includes references
Vaccines and Autism: What you should know
Deals with three main concerns: the MMR vaccine, thimerosal, and the idea that babies receive too many vaccines too soon
Spanish-language version
Thimerosal: What you should know
Discusses thimerosal, different types of mercury, evidence that mercury doesn't cause autism, and what is known about the causes of autism
Spanish-language version
Too Many Vaccines? What you should know
Offers reassuring information about the safety of multiple vaccinations
Spanish-language version
Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure
Author: Paul A. Offit, MD (Columbia University Press, 2008: 328 pages)
Editorial: Death of an Autistic Child from Chelation Therapy
Author: Paul A. Offit, MD
Institute of Medicine
Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism
May 18, 2004
This page was reviewed on December 1, 2011
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