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Doctors React to Cases Against Vaccines

Doctors React to Cases Against Vaccines

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Paul Nelson, KSL NewsradioThe U.S. Court of Federal Claims is weighing cases on whether immunizations potentially cause autism. But, what do doctors say about these cases?

The link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism has been hotly debated for many years.

Carmen B. Pingree School for Children with Autism Clinical Director P. Brent Petersen says he can find over a dozen studies saying vaccines do not cause autism. However, he says there aren't any studies that completely clear vaccines of blame. "I think that the vast preponderance of the evidence would show that there is not a connection," he says.

Petersen adds, "There may be, on occasion, a child who seems to be affected by the immunizations." Petersen says it's more dangerous to not immunize your child.

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