Let me repeat: Vaccines DO NOT cause autism

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You should know how I feel about vaccines. I’m a medical doctor, and I’ve been trained in science my whole life. I know that vaccines work. They just do. They prevent spread of infections at a low cost. They prevent deaths and save lives. However, it completely boggles my mind why anyone can be selfish or ignorant enough to choose to NOT vaccinate their children. I don’t want a massive breakout of preventable infectious disease to wipe out our generation. Do you? Why is this even up for debate again?

Here’s an excellent infographic from Upworthy about this very topic, and trust me, you want to read this. Even if you aren’t in the healthcare profession, please help spread the word and the knowledge that the connection between vaccines and autism is bogus, and has been disproven time and time again.

PS I seriously hate Dr. Wakefield who made this up and landed us in the unvaccinated predicament we are in today. I’m glad he was stripped of his medical license in Britain because he violates our very basic motto of “Do no harm.”

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For more info:

A clear step by step case published in the leading medical journal BMJ about why Dr. Wakefield’s study linking the MMR vaccine to autism was fake

American Academy of Pediatrics

CNN article exposing Dr. Wakefield and how he lied in his original paper 

2 Comments on Let me repeat: Vaccines DO NOT cause autism

  1. petiteish
    December 9, 2014 at 9:15 am (3 years ago)

    It’s so sad that this debate is still relevant!

    Reply
    • Joyce
      December 10, 2014 at 2:03 pm (3 years ago)

      I imagine pediatricians have to face this debate daily and I applaud them for fighting this battle!

      Reply

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