No link between autism and vaccination: study

The first systematic international review of childhood vaccinations has found no evidence of a link between vaccinations and the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

The review, published in the latest issue of Vaccine, examined five cohort studies involving more than 1.25 million children, and found no statistical data to support a relationship between autism and commonly-used childhood vaccines for measles-mumps-rubella, tetanus and whooping cough.

Senior author of the study, Associate Professor Guy Eslick said he hoped the review would encourage greater immunisation and thus decrease the population’s risk of catching more serious infectious diseases.

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