A Vaccine Causing Autism Was First Reported in 1976 – [By 2013 US Autism Spectrum Disorder Rate: 1 in 50 Kids - About 1 in 25 Families]
Posted on April 27, 2014 by ChildHealthSafety
Few know that the first vaccine linked to “autism” was the smallpox vaccine in a 1976 paper:
3-4 weeks following an otherwise uncomplicated first vaccination against smallpox a boy, then aged 15 months and last seen at the age of 5 1/2 years, gradually developed a complete Kanner syndrome. The question whether vaccination and early infantile autism might be connected is being discussed. A causal relationship is considered extremely unlikely. But vaccination is recognized as having a starter function for the onset of autism”.Eggers C. [Autistic syndrome (Kanner) and vaccination against smallpox (author's transl)]. Klin Padiatr. 1976 Mar; 188(2): 172-180. [German]
That any vaccine can cause an autistic condition was confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control [CDC] and US Health Resources Services Administration [HRSA] in 2008: Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines
So anyone who claims in one of the many ridiculous “skeptic” and other blog posts that this there is no evidence of any link and it is all attributable to Dr Andrew Wakefield and the MMR vaccine is at best wrong [and at worst something else quite different].