A new study takes a different view of the vaccine-autism debate.
Researchers say a young child who gets multiple shots does not face an increased risk for autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at how much antigen children had been exposed to in their first two years of life. Antigen is the substance in vaccines that makes the immune system develop antibodies against disease.
They found the amount of antigen children with autism had been exposed to was the same as that of children without the disorder.
The study was published online in the Journal of Pediatrics.