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Family history, MMR vaccine status do not affect autism occurrence

April 22, 2015

Receipt of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine was not associated with increased risk for autism spectrum disorders, regardless of whether older siblings had autism, according to study findings in JAMA.

“Although a substantial body of research over the last 15 years has found no link between the MMR vaccine and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), parents and others continue to associate the vaccine with ASD,” study researcher Anjali Jain, MD, of The Lewin Group, in Falls Church, Va., and colleagues wrote. “Parents cite vaccinations, especially MMR, as a cause of ASD and have deferred or refused vaccinations for their children as a result. Lower vaccination levels threaten public health by reducing both individual and herd immunity and have been associated with several recent outbreaks of measles.”

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