What is the connection between vaccines and autism?

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Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine
A study found no connection between vaccines that were given early in life and autism. In this video, Robin Miller, MD reports on the causes of autism and how they are thought to be mainly genetic.
Several epidemiological studies have disproven the link between vaccines and autism.
Ronald Leaf
Psychology

Watch as licensed psychologist and autism specialist Dr. Ronald Leaf discusses whether or not there is a connection between vaccines and autism.


Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Vaccines are commonly thought to be the cause for autism. In this video, Dr. Oz asks doctors Brown and Sears if there is a connection between vaccines and autism.



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Vaccines & Immunizations

Vaccines & Immunizations

Vaccines are commonly given to children in the form of a shot to help prevent serious diseases like measles and mumps. Vaccines are developed using either dead strains of a disease, weakened strains, or strains of a different dise...

ase. As adults, we receive flu vaccines or may need a booster of childhood vaccines to retain immunity. Travelers may receive vaccines either as a condition of entry to a country, or on recommendation of health officials. Generally there is little or no reaction to a vaccine, but in some cases the vaccine may cause an allergic reaction or a temporary, mild illness. Some vaccines are not safe for pregnant women, so it’s important to check with a healthcare professional.
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