British website ordered to remove MMR-autism claims
Nurse Laura Gill injects a vaccine into a young male at a vaccination clinic in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009. (Pawel Dwulit / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
CTVNews.ca Staff Published Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 8:26AM EDT
A British website claiming to offer parents advice on vaccines has been ordered to remove wording that suggests the MMR vaccine is linked to some cases of autism.
Babyjabs.co.uk, which promotes single vaccines, said the three-in-one MMR vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella may be causing autism in "up to 10 per cent" of autism cases in “susceptible children” in the United Kingdom.
In fact, any link between the vaccine and autism has been thoroughly discredited. The single study that started the rumour of a link, written in 1998 by Andrew Wakefield, has since been shown to be scientifically and ethically flawed. Read more >>