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Do Vaccines Cause Autism? A Closer Look

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 1.5 hours
Rated 4.6 out of 5.0 based on 8488 reviews

Course Summary

Parents today are facing a confusing array of information when it comes to vaccines and autism. Vaccine supporters point out that children who are not vaccinated are at risk for diseases that have been effectively eradicated in the U.S., while those who believe in a link between vaccines and autism spectrum disorders say that the only way to eliminate autism is by rejecting vaccines. Frequently, parents turn to their medical professionals for guidance on this topic, and this course will provide you with the information you need to help your patients make sound, thoughtful, fact-based decisions.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorders
  3. Autism
    1. Diagnosis Trends
      1. Risk Factors and Characteristics
      2. Diagnosis
  4. Thimerosal
    1. Ethyl Mercury
  5. MMR Vaccine
    1. Andrew Wakefield Study
  6. Mark Geier Study
    1. AAP Response
  7. CDC Research
  8. Risks Of Not Immunizing
    1. Polio
    2. Measles
    3. Streptococcus Pneumoniae
    4. Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib)
    5. Meningococcus
    6. Vaccination Recommendations
  9. Summary

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