After much discussion about the potential link between vaccines and autism, many are still skeptical about whether or not those statements hold true, and also whether or not to have children vaccinated.
Experts at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia explain the proposed link between vaccines and autism to be fraudulent and completely untrue.
Dr. Paul Offit leads the Infectious Disease group at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and explains vaccines to be life-saving. He continues to explain that the fear of vaccines has caused many public health issues already, and it may get much worse.
Researchers have conducted polls on the American opinions about potential links, and the surveys found nearly 20 percent of people still believe vaccines cause autism, 30 percent are unsure, and more than 50 percent do not believe a link exists.
Experts stress the importance of vaccines and explain that the study from 1998 that explained a link between vaccines and autism was retracted.
The potential side effects from illness and disease may cause a severe outbreak, so parents are urged to have children vaccinated.