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Published: Monday, April 2 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Currently, 29 states require insurance companies to cover treatments for autism, but Utah is not among them.

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Yet, another valid reason why we need ACA [Romney/Obamacare]

Sal
Provo, UT

Has anyone done any studies on giving babies multiple vaccinations in one shot as a probable cause of autism? I know that single vaccinations have been studied, but I don't think multiple ones at a time has been studied. When did the U.S. begin giving babies so many vaccinations in one shot?

Alex H.
Provo, UT

@Sal, researchers have tried just about everything that they can think of to investigate any possible link at all between any vaccines (including DTaP and MMR) to autism. Not one peer-reviewed study has ever been able to show that any vaccine or combination of vaccines has anything to do with autism. For the second part of your question, the US began giving babies so many vaccines in one shot when they realized that it was less expensive to only use one needle. The pharmaceutical company had to spend about $1.2 billion and about a decade of clinical trials to prove that the combination vaccine was fine before they could sell it, so I see no problem with the one-shot vaccinations for children.

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