A new study presents information that suggests vaccinations are not harmful to children.
Wired PR News.com – An Italy based study has provided information which helps vouch for the safety of vaccines. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the new study provides evidence that a preservative previously used in several vaccinations is not harmful to children.
As noted in the AP report, more than 1,400 children were tested ten years after being administered routine shots containing the preservative thimerosal. Thimerosal has been the focus of several studies due to speculation that its use in vaccines is linked to autism. It has not been used in vaccinations, other than some types used to prevent flu, for children in the United States since 2001.
Dr. Alberto Tozzi, lead author of the study and physician with the Rome based Bambino Gesu Hospital is quoted in the report as stating, “Put together with the evidence of all the other studies, this tells us there is no reason to worry about the effect of thimerosal in vaccines.”
Information on the study was released Monday in the Pediatrics journal’s February issue.