You may have heard about claims that vaccines cause autism in children. This has become a popular Internet conspiracy theory and one that does an excellent job of making parents fearful of something that could actually save their child’s life.
There have been cases in the past where drug companies have put very dangerous products on the market. There are, in fact, thousands of cases working their way through the civil courts right now over these matters. Vaccines, however, have not been linked to autism by any serious scientists and not vaccinating children may mean making them take risks that are completely unnecessary.