The relationship between MMR vaccine and ASD to this day has been a big problem in the public eye. The presumed causality of ASD from MMR vaccine has led to a big portion of parents worldwide to not vaccinate their children with the MMR vaccine. If there was a correlation between the MMR vaccine and ASD, then there should have been a rise in ASD cases the more children get vaccinated. To fully analyze the connection between ASD and the MMR vaccine, both case studies and qualitative studies were accessed. Qualitative studies provided information regarding the repercussions of under-vaccination over the years, while case studies were used to study any potential causal effects of the MMR vaccine and ASD. Many studies and journals were accessed from PubMed and Medline Plus. Through all the accessed studies there has been no significant statistical correlation between MMR vaccine and autism. Health care professionals need to play a big role in educating parents about vaccines and the unproven claims of disease that the general public might think they cause.
Hypothesis: If there was a correlation between the MMR vaccine and ASD, then there should have been a rise in ASD cases the more children get vaccinated.
Sulman Mugha*, Andrew Yacoub, Mohamad El-Khatib