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Official Statements on Thimerosal

Not a single reputable medical or public health organization in the world supports the hypothesis of a link between vaccines and autism. Read the conclusions shared by multiple government agencies, professional medical and scientific organizations, infectious disease experts and support organizations--vaccines are safe and save lives.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Facts for Parents about Autism and Vaccine Safety
July 2009
American Medical Association
AMA Supports IOM Report Rejecting Link Between Vaccines and Autism
March 17, 2008 (updated)
Canadian National Advisory Committee on Immunization
Thimerosal: Updated Statement
July 1, 2007
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC statement on thimerosal and autism, includes references and related links
Statement to Congress
Dr. Julie Gerberding, the Director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
July 16, 2007
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Thimerosal Questions and Answers
August 2007
Institute of Medicine, National Academies
Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism
May 18, 2004
Immunization Safety Review: Thimerosal–Containing Vaccines and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
October 1, 2001
National Network for Immunization Information (NNii)
NNii Offers Scientific View on Thimerosal and Vaccines
April 26, 2006
United Nations/World Health Organization
Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety: Statement on Thimerosal
July 2006
Jointly, 74 organizations state the importance of strong, science-based IZ policy
An Open Letter to Congress on Immunization Policy
June 3, 2008
Multiple organizations concerned about efforts to restrict vaccine access
Joint Letter to Congress
April 3, 2006
Ambulatory Pediatric Association
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
American College of Preventive Medicine
American Liver Foundation
American Medical Directors Association
American Pharmacists Association
Association of Immunization Program Managers
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
Every Child by Two
Hepatitis B Foundation
Hepatitis Foundation International
Immunization Action Coalition
Infectious Diseases Society of America
National Coalition on Adult Immunization
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
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