Vaccine is not the cause of autism
There are many issues that says that vaccines cause autism. Because of this, many parents are reluctant to get their children immunized. Although some parents worry that their children receive too many vaccines, and too fast, a new study has found that vaccines does not increase the risk of autism.
In the first six months of life, children receive a total of 19 doses of vaccine from six different vaccines, and by the time they are 6 years old, a total of 25 doses from 10 vaccines are received In a survey in 2011, about one-third of the parents expressed concern that their children receive too many vaccines before the age of two years, and too much vaccine in one day.
Previous studies have found an association between the number of vaccines received by children and the risk of some neurological conditions (although this study did not specifically consider autism).
The new study looked at the relationship between exposure to antigen, a protein in the vaccine that stimulates the immune system. The researchers looked at each child’s cumulative exposure to an antigen, a substance in the vaccine that causes the immune system to produce antibodies to fight disease. As well as the maximum number of antigen each child received within one day of vaccination.
The researchers determined the total amount of antigen to increase the number of different antigens in vaccines. Each child receives a single day, and each child received all vaccines up to the age of 2 years.
Dr. Frank DeStefano and his colleagues at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Abt Associates, Inc. analyzed the data of 256 autistic children and 752 children without autism who were born in 1994 to 1999.
Children with autism have a number of antigens like children without autism at age 3 months, 7 months and 2 years. Also there are no differences between the two groups in the amount of antigen received in one day
“The concern of parents that their children receive too many vaccines in the first two years of life, or the vaccine is too much at first doctor visits does not support the increased risk of autism,” said the researcher, as quoted by FoxNews (29/3).
Children who are exposed to many viruses and other pathogens stimulate their immune system by the vaccine. And it has been estimated that children could theoretically receive thousands of vaccines at once.
Apparently vaccines is not a cause of children to become autistic. So do not hesitate to give your baby immunization.