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21 January 2011

Many still suspect vaccine-autism link

Only 52% of Americans think vaccines don't cause autism, a poll has found. Also, 18% are convinced that vaccines, like the MMR vaccine, can cause the disorder, and 30% aren't sure.

Just a slim majority of Americans - 52% - think vaccines don't cause autism, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found. Conversely, 18% are convinced that vaccines, like the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, can cause the disorder, and another 30% aren't sure.

Still, the percentage of fully vaccinated children remains high, at 92%, the poll found.

Millions still believe vaccine causes autism

 
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