New study confirms that there is no link between vaccines, autism

Another panel of scientists has found no evidence that the popular measles, mumps and rubella vaccine causes autism.

“The MMR vaccine doesn’t cause autism, and the evidence is overwhelming that it doesn’t,” Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, the chairwoman of the panel, said in an interview, according to the New York Times.
The panel, assembled by the Institute of Medicine, concluded that there are risks to getting the chickenpox vaccine years after vaccination. People who have had the vaccine may develop meningitis, pneumonia or hepatitis years later if the virus used in the vaccine reawakens due to an unrelated health problem like cancer compromising the immune system, the New York Times reports.
The government had asked the institute to review the known risks of vaccines to help guide compensation decisions for those who claim to have been injured by vaccines. The government typically restricts compensations to cases involving children who suffer injuries scientists deem to have been plausibly caused by vaccination like seizures, allergic reactions and temporary joint pain. Battles have raged for years over whether to expand the list to include autism.
In many children injured by vaccination, an immune or metabolic problem is simply made apparent by vaccines.
“In some metabolically vulnerable children, receiving vaccines may be the largely nonspecific ‘last straw’ that leads these children to reveal their underlying (problems)," the report states, according to the New York Times.
“We looked at more than a thousand peer-reviewed articles, and we didn’t see many adverse effects caused by vaccines," Clayton said, according to the New York Times. "That’s pretty remarkable.”