Is there any link between vaccinations and autism?
Studies have been carried out studying the differences between unvaccinated and vaccinated children. Medical data involving more than a million children from around the globe has demonstrated that vaccines do not cause autism.
Concern was raised that vaccines could cause autism following the publication of a paper in the medical journal The Lancet in 1998, which suggested a link between the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine and the onset of autism. This research was subsequently discredited, and two years later, the paper was withdrawn, and the author no longer allowed to practice in the UK for dishonesty and misconduct.