Worried About Autism?
The most common concern about vaccines in recent years has been a reported link between the MMR vaccine and autism. But scientists say that theory has been firmly laid to rest. More than 25 reputable studies found no difference in the rate of autism in kids who received the vaccine compared with those who didn't. Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the researcher who published a study in support of the theory, has been banned from practicing in Britain, and the journal that published his study has retracted the findings.