Presentation Title

Autism and Vaccinations: The False Correlation

Format of Presentation

Poster to be presented Friday March 31, 2017

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine if there is a link between vaccinations and autism. Previous studies have been conducted to address this subject, but the studies have been considered flawed and inadequate. Due to social media and other forms of media, questioning of the correlation has become popular throughout the world, regardless of one’s view of the topic. This study will use academic journals and other resources to approach the question of whether vaccinations cause autism, and will also examine and acknowledge other opposing arguments. In addition, this study will examine the origins of these views and what other factors may be present. Autism and its effects are being noticed around the world by national health authorities, so it is important to end the stigma around autism and its spectrum, and debunk common misconceptions about the disorder, including the belief that it is caused by vaccinations.

Department

Other

General Science

Faculty Advisor

Ken Simpson

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Autism and Vaccinations: The False Correlation

The purpose of this study is to examine if there is a link between vaccinations and autism. Previous studies have been conducted to address this subject, but the studies have been considered flawed and inadequate. Due to social media and other forms of media, questioning of the correlation has become popular throughout the world, regardless of one’s view of the topic. This study will use academic journals and other resources to approach the question of whether vaccinations cause autism, and will also examine and acknowledge other opposing arguments. In addition, this study will examine the origins of these views and what other factors may be present. Autism and its effects are being noticed around the world by national health authorities, so it is important to end the stigma around autism and its spectrum, and debunk common misconceptions about the disorder, including the belief that it is caused by vaccinations.