The “anti-vaxx” movement has been gaining steam of late among parents who worry that vaccines cause autism in young children. A new study, however, has found no link between autism and the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (also called the MMR vaccine). The study examined the health and vaccination records of 96,000 children who all had older siblings. Researchers could not establish any association between autism and the MMR vaccine, even among children who are considered high-risk for the condition because they have an older sibling with autism. This is not the first or the largest study to come to the same conclusion, though it seems unlikely that the researchers’ findings will quell the concerns of parents who are even the staunchest opponents of vaccinating their children.
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