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The Risk of Autism Is Not Increased by "Too Many Vaccines Too Soon"

Posted by on Mar. 29, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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Cincinnati, OH, March 29, 2013 -- Although scientific evidence suggests that vaccines do not cause autism, approximately one-third of parents continue to express concern that they do; nearly 1 in 10 parents refuse or delay vaccinations because they believe it is safer than following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) schedule (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/parent-ver-sch-0-6yrs.pdf). A primary concern is the number of vaccines administered, both on a single day and cumulatively over the first 2 years of life. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers concluded that there is no association between receiving “too many vaccines too soon” and autism.

Dr. Frank DeStefano and colleagues from the CDC and Abt Associates, Inc. analyzed data from 256 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 752 children without ASD (born from 1994-1999) from 3 managed care organizations. They looked at each child’s cumulative exposure to antigens, the substances in vaccines that cause the body’s immune system to produce antibodies to fight disease, and the maximum number of antigens each child received in a single day of vaccination.

The researchers determined the total antigen numbers by adding the number of different antigens in all vaccines each child received in one day, as well as all vaccines each child received up to 2 years of age. The authors found that the total antigens from vaccines received by age 2 years, or the maximum number received on a single day, was the same between children with and without ASD. Furthermore, when comparing antigen numbers, no relationship was found when they evaluated the sub-categories of autistic disorder and ASD with regression.

Although the current routine childhood vaccine schedule contains more vaccines than the schedule in the late 1990s, the maximum number of antigens that a child could be exposed to by 2 years of age in 2013 is 315, compared with several thousand in the late 1990s. Because different types of vaccines contain varying amounts of antigens, this research acknowledged that merely counting the number of vaccines received does not adequately account for how different vaccines and vaccine combinations stimulate the immune system. For example, the older whole cell pertussis vaccine causes the production of about 3000 different antibodies, whereas the newer acellular pertussis vaccine causes the production of 6 or fewer different antibodies.

An infant’s immune system is capable of responding to a large amount of immunologic stimuli and, from time of birth, infants are exposed to hundreds of viruses and countless antigens outside of vaccination. According to the authors, “The possibility that immunological stimulation from vaccines during the first 1 or 2 years of life could be related to the development of ASD is not well-supported by what is known about the neurobiology of ASDs.” In 2004, a comprehensive review by the Institute of Medicine concluded that there is not a causal relationship between certain vaccine types and autism, and this study supports that conclusion.

http://jpeds.com/content/JPEDSDeStefano

Here's a great study that just came out, showing no correlation between autism and vaccination. Just thought that I'd pass it along! It's always good to stay up to date and educated on the things affecting our children :) 

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Christian, vaccinating, fun-loving, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, positive disciplining, nerdy, extended rear-facing, bookworm, creative, outdoorsy, autodidactic, friendly family.

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." -- Mother Teresa

by on Mar. 29, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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gsprofval
by Silver Member on Mar. 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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You need to read actual peer reviewed research on vaccines causing autism.  There definitely IS a link because the government has a fund to pay for those who file for it.

 

talia-mom
by Gold Member on Mar. 29, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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The mamas are gonna go after you for dare saying austism isn't caused by vaccines.

Kitschy
by on Mar. 29, 2013 at 5:14 PM

I agree.

Quoting gsprofval:

You need to read actual peer reviewed research on vaccines causing autism.  There definitely IS a link because the government has a fund to pay for those who file for it.

 


Presley77
by Member on Mar. 29, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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A lot of parents I know who don't or delay vaccine do not do that because of autism. There are other reasons parents don't want any or that many vaccines. Not all non vaxxers are worries about autism.
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jadedcynic
by NerdyJen on Mar. 29, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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No, they have a fund for harm from vaccines, It is not for Autism, but some parents have tried to exploit it in recent years despite multiple studies that have disproven the Autism Vaccine link.

Quoting gsprofval:

You need to read actual peer reviewed research on vaccines causing autism.  There definitely IS a link because the government has a fund to pay for those who file for it.

 


Presley77
by Member on Mar. 29, 2013 at 5:15 PM
Worried. Dang iPhone.
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autodidact
by Platinum Member on Mar. 29, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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Sounds like someone's been listening to "Dr. Jenny" again




Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Mar. 29, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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I feel like all parents should do their due dilligence and educate themselves. Take it all in, read all sides and make an informed decision regarding your own children. I'll happily share my reasons for my choices. If a person is more iterested in criticizing my choices than discussing information I will likely stop responding to those 'people'.

Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on Mar. 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

This

Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

I feel like all parents should do their due dilligence and educate themselves. Take it all in, read all sides and make an informed decision regarding your own children. I'll happily share my reasons for my choices. If a person is more iterested in criticizing my choices than discussing information I will likely stop responding to those 'people'.



GOBryan
by Silver Member on Mar. 29, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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Let me put it this way. I have two children who have Autism. We had a genetics test done on both and the tests returned that both children carry the same extra chromosome which is usually provided by the mother (me.)  This in itself doesn't mean that a child will have Autism but that they have a condition that lays stagnant in their body until something triggers it. It may or may not be triggered. One of those things is the environment and another can and as confirmed by many parents, a particular vaccine that can trigger it. It doesn't cause but it can trigger like many other things can trigger it. Many parents have reported that their child became ill and their behavior regressed after the MMR. Take it as one wishes. My husband has received confirmation from the wife of a retired pharm rep that confirmed that pharm companies know about it but it's big business and they are not willing to jeopardize business. Neither will doctors, however, the genetics doctor did state that it may be possible that this is what triggered it in my son. My daughter is another story. She was born a preemie with the cord around her neck so lack of oxygen affected her more and possibly triggered it then. 

The mistake people make is listening to all these so called tests rather than listen to the concerns of parents. In 20 years from today, it may become a confirmation. As it stands, I do believe that certain vaccines can trigger a stagnant autistic disorder in their body just like certain other things in the environment.  

Some teachers, therapists and doctors agree and some don't. I started vaccinating selectively. If it's not life or death, they don't get the vaccine such as chicken pox. 

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