I cannot tell you how many times I've heard, in person, that vaccines are a direct cause of autism. The one study that had a link was debunked, and many other studies show no direct correlation between vaccines and an increased risk of autism.
Hopefully the studies mentioned in the articl will put this to rest. Shutting up Jenny McCarthy would help too.
"The study, by researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, found no connection between the number of vaccines a child received and his or her risk of autism spectrum disorder. It also found that even though kids are getting more vaccines these days, those vaccines contain many fewer of the substances that provoke an immune response.
The study offers a response to vaccine skeptics who have suggested that getting too many vaccines on one day or in the first two years of life may lead to autism, says Frank DeStefano, director of the Immunization Safety Office of the CDC."