Among the many reasons people are coming up with as an excuse NOT to get vaccinated, autism was thought by many to be on the rise due to the MMR vaccine. A new community-based case-control study in England found no relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism disorders. This newest study is not necessarily ground-breaking: it reinforces the results of 2 case-control studies from last year, and 3 epidemiological studies that have been published since 1999. In each of these studies, a connection between the vaccine and autism disorders has not been established.
Full story can be found at http://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/Vaccines/tb/8280.