• Journal Article

Vaccines and autism: Evidence does not support a causal association

Citation

DeStefano, F. (2007). Vaccines and autism: Evidence does not support a causal association. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 82(6), 756-759. DOI: 10.1038/sj.clpt.6100407

Abstract

A suggested association between certain childhood vaccines and autism has been one of the most contentious vaccine safety controversies in recent years. Despite compelling scientific evidence against a causal association, many parents and parent advocacy groups continue to suspect that vaccines, particularly measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs), can cause autism