A new study published in the journal of the American Medical Association reports that children with autism are at risk of developing serious infections.
Researchers in the study looked at a group of children with autism and a group of children without autism, and found that those with autism were much less likely to be vaccinated by their parents.
One main reason they found was that parents were afraid that vaccines could lead to worsening symptoms for their children with autism, as one study from 1998 falsely claimed that one vaccine led to autism.
Several studies since have shown that vaccines do not lead to autism, but parents continue to fear the impact of vaccinating children.
Thus researchers concluded that children with autism are at risk of developing serious infections if their parents are not vaccinating them.
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