skip to sub-navigation skip to content

It's a New Day in Public Health.

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

skip to sub-navigation skip to content
 

Vaccine Safety

Contact the Immunization Section

Get Informed

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:

  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Juvenile diabetes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Sudden infant death syndrome

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

Institute of Medicine

Every Child by Two (ECBT)

Immunization Action Coalition

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia