The Lancet Retracts Study Linking Autism to MMR Vaccine

Posted on February 3, 2010

The Lancet, a highly respect British medical journal, has retracted a study that showed a connection between autism and the childhood MMR vaccine. However, clearing up the confusion the study has created in the public may take a long time. A lot of parents remain convinced that there is a link between vaccines and autism even though there is no evidence for this link.

Richard Roth reports for CBS on the controversy the study generated. Roth says many parents took the study very seriously. Roth also says 25 other studies have shown that there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Take a look:

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