I’m frequently asked about my thoughts as to the link between vaccines and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as well as autism. For years I have pointed out that there has been absolutely no scientific link between SIDS and vaccines and I felt the same way about autism. Now it seems this is being officially debunked.
It was just announced that the medical journal The Lancet has retracted a controversial 1998 paper that linked the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism. The research had been discredited subsequently. And last week, the study’s lead author Dr Andrew Wakefield was found to have acted unethically in conducting the research.
As many of you who follow me know I strongly believe that, as parents, we need to always question what we hear in media reports and on the Internet. We need to do our own research and decide what’s best for our own family. But, when we’re receiving information from what, in all accounts, should be a credible source such as a researcher it’s hard not to believe it.
Pediatricians will always remind patients that it’s far more dangerous to not vaccinate your child. However, there always is the option of spreading the vaccines out. Whatever you decide, check with your pediatrician but feel confident that vaccinating your child is always the best bet.
Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom!
Safety Mom Solutions Baby Proofing Services
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
Alison Rhodes is the founder of Safety Mom Enterprises and Safety Mom Solutions Babyproofing services, the premier baby proofing and child safety company in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area. Alison is a family safety expert, TV personality and consultant.