JAMA Study Finds No Association Between MMR Vaccine, Autism Among at-Risk Children
Toddlers with an elevated risk of autism were no more likely to be diagnosed with the disorder if they received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine than those who did not get vaccinated, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study -- which included about 95,000 children with older siblings who were screened for autism -- also found no difference in autism diagnosis rates for high-risk children who were vaccinated and immunized children with no family history of the disorder.
- "Study Rules Out Link Between Autism and MMR Vaccine Even in at-Risk Kids" (Healy, "Science Now," Los Angeles Times, 4/21).
- "No Autism-Vaccine Link, Study Finds" (Fikes, U-T San Diego, 4/21).