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Study: Vaccines Have Few Side Effects

Despite the battle cries of anti-vaxxers, a massive new medical study definitively states that vaccines have few side effects or rare complications. Published Tuesday in Pediatrics, the combined analysis of 67 research studies found that the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the potential side effects. The news comes at a time when there have already been 539 people across 20 states infected with measles this year. The report also emphatically stated there is no link between vaccination and autism. Pediatrician Courtney Gidengil of Rand and Boston Children’s Hospital, who is a co-author of the study, said “This report should give parents some reassurance.”