Vaccines And Autism: Does “Vaxxed” Reveal Truth Or Myth?


Do vaccines cause autism-

Every seven minutes a child receives an autism diagnosis in the United States. Parents continue asking questions but few find answers. The documentary, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, examines the safety of the MMR vaccine and its apparent correlation to autism (the measles, mumps and rubella vaccines were combined in 1971, creating the MMR vaccine).

Vaxxed exposes studies, data, and the alleged fraudulent practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. William W. Thompson was a former senior scientist at the CDC. One of five people involved with a study, he uncovered damning statistics in the relationship between vaccines and autism. His colleagues destroyed evidence, according to Dr. Thompson. 

Vaxxed uncovers the connections between the MMR vaccine and autism.

In fairness, his colleagues denied they discarded any documents. Dr. Thompson is lying, they claim. However, his evidence supports his claims. Consequently, he became a whistle-blower. 

Here are some statistics you will learn when you watch Vaxxed:

  • An autism diagnosis presents two common denominators in the children. Children received a high dose of antibiotics and displayed regressive behavior after receiving vaccinations.
  • Age of exposure to the MMR vaccination is critical. A healthy child exposed to the MMR vaccine between ages 12 and 18 months is reportedly seven times more likely to develop autism than a child who receives the vaccine after 36 months.
  • Autism is four times more common in boys.
  • African-American boys were three times more likely to receive an autism diagnosis if they were given the MMR vaccine before age 36
  • More than 1,082,000 cases of autism were diagnosed in 2014.
  • There were almost zero cases of autism reported in 1930.
  • Eighty percent of boys will receive an autism diagnosis.
  • 1 in 2 children will be diagnosed with autism by 2032.

What has caused this shift? Autism was rare in the 1930’s. Today, children have a 1 in 50 chance of being diagnosed.


The introduction of vaccines at an early age AND the combination of doses into one vaccination led to an autism epidemic, in Dr. Thompson’s opinion.

Doctors urged the CDC to revise its vaccination practices. Instead, they recommend that children be given the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccinations after age 36 months (CDC guidelines call for these vaccinations at age 12 and 18 months). Vaccination schedules could be less aggressive. Single doses would be gentler on the body than triple doses. 

Pharmaceutical companies in the United Kingdom and Unites States (Merck, for example) stopped production of three monovalent vaccines (single dose vaccines) in 2009. They put their focus was on producing the MMRII (triple-dose combination of measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine. Merck and the CDC claim these vaccines are safe and healthy. As parents, we are losing choices. Can we do anything?

Vaxxed urges you to demand the following from your political leaders:

  1. Congress should subpoena Dr. William W. Thompson. He can testify about the CDC’s findings and alleged fraudulent practices.
  2. Congress should repeal the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and hold manufacturers liable.
  3. Monovalent vaccines (single doses) should be made available immediately.
  4. Vaccines should be classified as pharmaceutical drugs and must be tested accordingly.

I am not opposed to vaccines. However, I often wondered if I made the right decision. My babies had several vaccinations in one visit. I left feeling unsettled.

I follow my pediatrician’s recommendations. She is the doctor, after all. However, is the doctor misinformed? You must watch and open yourself to this information. Dr. Thompson and fellow colleagues want vaccines given in a smarter, safer way.


Did you vaccinate your children ?

Do you agree with Dr. Thompson and wish the CDC would revise their vaccination practices?