Lurie Center for Autism: Vaccines

The potential relationship between vaccines and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been controversial. Much evidence-based information is now available that shows no significant association between ASD and vaccines.

Despite the widespread perception by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that vaccine administration causes autism, a large body of published literature now exists that shows no significant association for the great majority of children. However, vaccine injuries do occur, though rarely, and not all questions have been answered by current literature.

Evidence-based information on the relationship of vaccines and autism may be found at:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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