The Florida Department of Health continually monitors vaccine safety concerns. The Department reviews vaccine research in order to promote elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases without compromising the health and safety of children and adults.
It is important to note that, to date, there is NO scientific evidence that vaccines cause
- Sudden infant death syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Juvenile diabetes
Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine and Autism
The question about a possible link between measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism has been extensively reviewed by independent groups of experts in the U.S. including the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. These reviews have concluded that the available epidemiological evidence does not support a causal link between MMR vaccine and autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognize there is considerable public interest in this issue, and therefore support additional research regarding this hypothesis.
Our Commitment to Safety
The Department, along with the CDC, is committed to maintaining the safest, most effective vaccine supply possible. The following websites offer updated information on vaccine safety issues.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Vaccine Safety
- Concerns about Autism
- Autism Information Center
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Menactra Meningococcal Vaccine
- Hepatitis B Vaccine and Multiple Sclerosis
- Syncope after Vaccination
Institute of Medicine
Every Child by Two (ECBT):
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Immunization Action Coalition
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
American Academy of Pediatrics
- Statement by American Academy of Pediatrics President Renee R. Jenkins, MD, FAAP, on the June 4, 2008 Vaccine Rally in DC