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  • One of the most widespread myths is that vaccines cause autism. This myth started in 1998, when former U.K. doctor Andrew Wakefield published a study in The Lancet suggesting that autism might be triggered by MMR vaccines against measles, mumps, and rubella.

    Why People Think Vaccines Cause Autism

    One of the most widespread myths is that vaccines cause autism. This myth started in 1998, when former U.K. doctor Andrew Wakefield published a study in The Lancet suggesting that...

  • Immunization Information for Mumps Vaccine MMR

    Mumps Vaccine

    Mumps is a contagious viral disease that is preventable with a vaccine. Doctors recommend that children should be immunized against mumps with the MMR vaccine (Measles-Mumps-Rubella). What is the mumps...

  • Measles Mumps Rubella MMR Vaccine Information

    Measles Vaccine

    Measles can be prevented with the MMR vaccine. The most common side effects are fever, rash, and gland swelling. There are rare reports of deafness, seizures, coma, lowered consciousness, and...

  • MMR Vaccine

    MMR vaccines are recommended for all children to prevent measles, mumps, and rubella. The most common immunization is the M-M-R II® vaccine manufactured by Merck & Co. What is the...

  • Oral Cancer HPV Vaccine

    HPV Vaccine May Prevent Oral Cancer in Men

    May 19, 2017 — HPV vaccines that prevent cervical cancer in women may also help prevent oral cancer in men, according to data released by the American Society of Clinical...

  • HPV Vaccine Side Effects

    Gardasil 9® protects against nine types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer and genital warts. The most common HPV vaccine side effects are injection-site pain and swelling, headache,...

  • HPV Vaccine Information

    HPV Vaccine

    Nearly all men and women will get at least one type of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives. The HPV vaccine Gardasil 9 is now recommended for...

  • Gardasil HPV Immunization

    Gardasil Vaccine

    Gardasil is an HPV vaccine with a low risk of side effects. However, it is linked to reports of autoimmune disease, neurological side effects, allergic reactions, miscarriage, and death. What...