Fiona, Autism Canada would like to correct the misconception that Dr Wakefield claimed an undisputed connection between MMR and autism.
In fact, his original study never stated that the vaccine caused autism.
The following is taken from his original study: “We did not prove an association between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and the syndrome (autistic enterocolitis) described.”
Dr Wakefield’s study ends with a call for more research. His study was published in February 1998, 12 years ago. Nowhere does Dr Wakefield tell parents not to vaccinate children – despite misreporting on this topic.