The debate between Austism and the cause of it by childhood vaccines has been going back and forth for years. So it leaves the question, do I get my baby vaccinated or not? No one wants their child to have autism or cause them harm but what about all of the diseases that the vaccines protect my baby from?
Autism affects 1 in 115 children and seems to be rising. Much of the controversy was started in 1998 from an article published in the British medical journal, "The Lancet" that first established a link between Autism and childhood vaccines. Celebrities like Jenny McCarthy have argued that common shots like the measles, mumps, and rubellla vaccine (MMR) trigger autism. Many activist groups have staged protests, lawsuits and awareness surrounding the issue and it is a topic thoroughly covered in all forms of media.
There are studies that support both sides. However, majority of the studies suggest that childhood vaccines do not cause Autism. As the science does not confirm one way or another, it is really up to the parent to make the decision and this video can help debunk some of the gray areas around vaccination and Autism.