Would you vaccinate your youngest child if your older child was diagnosed with Autism?? Following the traditional American schedule? Selective? Delayed?
This is my current battle. My ASD child will not receive any further vaccinations... but she's current as of age 2 so that pretty much covers everything anyway. But I'm conflicted on whether or not to continue vaccinating my infant.
I have a hard time believing research that was funded by the govermnent and vaccine manufacturers. I realize there is little research in support of vaccines causing/triggering/contributing to Autistic symptoms... but I also realize that any such research will be buried by the government as it would not be in the best interest of the population as a whole. If there were ever solid research proving that the MMR or any other vaccine caused Autism, I would bet millions that it would be somehow discredited by the CDC, AAP, WHO etc.. In all honesty, who could blame them? The last thing the world needs is a bunch of non-vax kids!!!
If none of my children had ASD (plus my oldest has ADHD), this would not be a question. But I already lose sleep at night wondering if my vax choice caused/contributed to my little girl's problems. The last thing I want is for something to happen to my son.
Links to anything credible (NOT an article on AOL or some other bullshit site) would be helpful.