No Link Between Autism and Vaccines, Court Rules

Three families were unable to prove to a U.S. court Feb. 12 that their children developed autism due to childhood vaccines they received. The court ruled that the plaintiffs presented insufficient scientific evidence that childhood vaccines, such as the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, caused autism in these particular test cases.

The parents who had filed the claims were seeking monetary awards from a U.S.-run vaccine compensation program. The claims were reviewed by the Office of Special Masters, part of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. More than 5,500 other such claims have been filed, according to a HealthDay News report.

In a press release, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) stated, “The medical and scientific communities have carefully and thoroughly reviewed the evidence concerning the vaccine-autism theory and have found no association between vaccines and autism.”

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5 Responses to “No Link Between Autism and Vaccines, Court Rules”

  1. judi says:

    It seems that the scientist who “discovered” a link between vaccines and autism faked his research.

  2. Kathleen says:

    Then how in the world do they explain the altered state of these children after they have these vaccinations! They are combo crazy with these shots and those little bodies cannot handle it – obviously. The physicians and researchers are pushing it off as “it was somthing already in the child’s body” that was set off – well HELLO – give an explaination as to WHY. Give something concrete to these parents who have watched their “normal, healthy child” transform before their eyes after receiving the MMR combo shot. I am not going so far as to say do not vaccinate your children, but these drug companies and physicians need to be held accountable for these little lives that they are altering.

  3. Tina says:

    As a new mother, this story is of great concern to me. My 11 month old son has been receiving his vaccinations, even with all the speculation that they cause Autism. My husband and I have discussed this and in my opinion the benefits of having your child immunized far outweigh the risk of not doing it. I do agree that there needs to be more research to find out why this children are afflicted with this disease. I, however, do not agree with parents automatically assuming that the vaccinations are the cause.

  4. Judy DePalma says:

    If you read the complete report, it says that upon further investigation, these children exhibited signs prior to their vaccinations.

  5. Camille says:

    Keep in mind drug companies make a lot of money with vaccines.

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