I will confess, I didn’t do the research ahead of time. My doctors told me to vaccinate my children and so I did. So, I never experienced the fear many parents associate with the MMR vaccine. Could it potentially cause Autism in my child?
Many parents believe it could. And yet many in the medial community say otherwise. This latest study from Missouri Medicine, the medical jourmal of the Missouri State Medical Associal falls into that category. They are urging parents to vaccinate their children saying the risk from vaccines is very small, but the risk from your child getting sick from something that could be prevented by one of these vaccines is high.
Though the doctors encourage pediatricians to listen to parent’s concerns…. they are also encouraging parents to vaccinate their children, saying the evidence is clear the vaccinations are safe.
Even the local chapter of Autism Speaks released a statement suggesting parents go for the vaccines. (hear the statement in the video)
Have you had your children vaccinated? If not, do studies like these convince you otherwise?
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