Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: rami | 2008/10/15

Q.

vaccines and autism

hi doc,is there any truth to autism being caused by certain vaccines?my baby is due for 10wk vaccinations and i was given a pamphlet for other vacs that i must buy at the pharmacy,rotvirus & 6in1 injection.Are this necessary?do you reccomend them?please advise as im very confused& wants to do whats best for my baby

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

There is no truth in the rumour that certain immunisations can cause autism. This has been disproved over and over again. You really do not need to worry. It is worthwhile giving your baby the Rotavirus vaccine.Your baby should have had a 6 in 1 immunisation at 6 weeks.The next two are usually given by the clinic and I am surprised that you were told to buy your own 6 in 1 vaccine.

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Posted by: Portia | 2008/10/19

hi, my baby had the rotavirus vaccine on 10 and 14 week old, and he seems fine.

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