Can vaccines cause autism?

My doctor thinks im reading illegetimate websites about it.. But I would rather be safe then sorry. I have heard from people I know personally that their son got autism two days after he had his shots at the doctor.

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UAFwife

Asked by UAFwife at 11:05 AM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Just in case I waited until my daughter was 4 to give her any vaccinations. Strangely in Japan, they made a law a some years back that parents have to wait until there child is at least 2 to give them ANY vaccinations. And, miraculously, SIDS dropped ramatically in Japan after that. Funny Americans still refuse to link the two. If there is a connection, (some say yes, some say no) it seems to effect children who are under 3. Children who get there shots 3 or older are less likely to "get" autism. Strange too, that that's the truth but people still don't want to see the connection between vaccines & autism. So, just to be safe I waited until my daughter was 4 to give her all her vaccines.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:10 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • NO. Even mothers who do NOT vax have children with Autism!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:06 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • nope. lame excuse to not get your kids vaxed,
    julipickle

    Answer by julipickle at 11:07 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • Yes I do.

    I don't think it's the only cause of Autism...but I firmly believe that vaccines have a direct connection to the rise of Autism.
    munch12502

    Answer by munch12502 at 11:08 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • So why have there been so many cases of it? OF kids being a totally different baby(autism) after they get the shot?
    UAFwife

    Answer by UAFwife at 11:08 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • What I've read is that getting it too early can possibly cause autism so a lot of moms are choosing to delay, but IMO eventually they do need it.
    sbastille

    Answer by sbastille at 11:09 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • Of course Doctors are going to say it's fine. Who do you think is giving them so much funding?!?! Hello? They are backed heavily by pharmaceutical companies. Merck is in charge of vaccinations...and their pocket book is more important to them than the long term risks of vaccinations.
    munch12502

    Answer by munch12502 at 11:09 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • Every child is different and no studies show that it couses it! More kids are healthy because of getting there shots but sometimes that might be the case. Its a hard decision that every parent has to make...
    BallardMomma

    Answer by BallardMomma at 11:10 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • So please explain Dr's here why mothers who DON'T vax have some children with AUTISM?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • Autism is genetic, not everyone has the gene. But from what i've read, some vaccines can "awaken" the gene, that's what they are studying now. It's not the vaccine alone, but the vaccine along w/ the right strain of genes may be able to cause autism. If that makes sense. So yes, there kids who have had autism & not been vaccinated.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:13 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

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