Kelberman Center: No evidence to suggest link between vaccines and autism


Story Updated: Mar 1, 2010

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A new issue of "Pediatric" has published a study by the University of Michigan that shows more than a quarter of the parents in this country believe there is a connection between vaccines and autism.

The Executive Director of the Kelberman Center - a branch of Upstate Cerebral Palsy that specializes in autism - says there is no evidence suggesting any link, and that this study proves healthcare professionals need to work harder.

"They are somewhat mistrustful around some of the newer vaccines and the number of vaccines children are receiving," Executive Director Helen Stepowany said. "That tells us we need to do a better job as healthcare providers to get good factual information into the hands of families, in a way that they can understand it and make informed decisions regarding their childrens' health."

Stepowany says on the bright side, more than 90-percent of parents do believe in the value of vaccines.

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Voice4Autism said on Monday, May 19 at 12:39 PM

Interesting article. Thank you.

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