Vax fears still plague parents of kids with autism, 20 years after Wakefield scandal
Children with autism and their younger siblings may be missing out on vaccinations because of lingering parental concerns after the 1998 Wakefield MMR scandal.
A US study shows children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a significantly lower vaccination rate than those without the condition.
The researchers examined the immunisation records of nearly 600,000 children, including 3700 diagnosed with ASD.
They found that just 82% of children with ASD had been fully vaccinated by the age of seven, compared with 94% of other