How Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism in Children

Thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative used in multi-dose vaccines, does not appear to cause autism in children. Vaccines are used to prevent infectious diseases, and therefore, it is only natural that people would expect minimal side effects with their use. They are routinely administered to children to improve their immunity and protect them from a host of infectious diseases that were once responsible for a high infant and childhood mortality rate. Vaccines are commonly used in adults as well.

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