The autism-vaccine connection

Reagan, Lisa
May 2004
Mothering;May/Jun2004, Issue 124, p26
There's been a setback in the fight to prove a link between autism spectrum disorders and childhood vaccines. Activists were hoping to postpone the meeting of the Institute of Medicine's Immunization Safety Review Committee to allow more time for the completion of ongoing independent research on the links between autism and childhood vaccines. However, the committee met on February 9, 2004, at the request of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, despite written pleas from U.S. Representative Dave Weldon, and the nonprofit advocacy group Safe Minds to postpone the meeting.


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