Effectiveness of MMR vaccines in children examined

A study in the Cochrane Review found that the rate of mumps cases in children with two doses of measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox vaccine would be 1%, compared with 7.4% in those who were unvaccinated, while the rate of measles cases in children with one dose of the vaccine would be 0.5%, compared with 7% in those who were unvaccinated. The findings, based on data involving 23 million youths, also showed that diagnosed cases of pediatric autism were similar in both unvaccinated and vaccinated youths.

Full Story: HealthDay News (4/23)