Vaccination and autism fact sheet

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Publication date: 
19 December 2017
Last updated: 
2 October 2020
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

A fact sheet about vaccination and autism.

Many large studies have found vaccines do not cause autism. References and links to further reading are included.

This fact sheet provides information about:

  • how we know vaccination does not cause autism
  • that why some children develop autism is still not understood
  • where the misunderstanding that vaccination causes autism came from.