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Disability Related Information

Show Answer Do vaccines cause autism?

No, vaccines do not cause autism. Research has found no links between vaccine and autism.

You may have heard about Andrew Wakefield, a British surgeon who suggested a link between autism and vaccine. What you may not have heard is that the research he published was found to be false, and Wakefield had his medical licence taken away because of this. In January 2010, Britain’s statutory tribunal of the General Medical Council found Wakefield guilty of four counts of dishonesty and 12 counts involving the abuse of developmentally challenged children, as it pertained to his false research on autism.

Please visit the Alberta Health Services website to get the most up-to-date information about immunizations.

Show Answer Where can I get more information on specific health conditions and disabilities?

Contact My Health Alberta toll-free at 1‑866‑408‑5465 for information about your child’s condition. Live telephone advice and health information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or visit the My Health Alberta website.

Modified: 2015-02-10
PID: 15770