(CNN) -- The medical journal The Lancet on Tuesday retracted a controversial 1998 paper that linked the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism.
The study linked autism with the MMR vaccine. The research had been discredited subsequently.
Last week, the study's lead author Dr Andrew Wakefield was found to have acted unethically in conducting the research.
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It's not the vaccines themselves that are in question. It's the mercury that is added as a preservative to some vax (Hep B, flu) that has been found to produce autism like symptoms. Some ppl ask to have the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) separated out into 3 injections, each containing 1 component, and administered at different times.
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You do know that you can request vaccines withOUT the slight trace of mercury. RIIIIIIGHT? Make sure YOU read the vial/carpoject before the dose is given. FEW flu or HEP B vaxs are Mercury free- Most infants receive HEP B before 12 hours of age (at least in CA-it's the guideline and parental written consent is NO longer required). Personally, I've never given a mercury free Hep B injection, and I work in an NICU-
Answer by Sisteract at 12:28 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
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