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National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Autism and the MMR Vaccine

For more information on autism

For more information on autism and autism research, including studies involving vaccines and autism, contact the NICHD Clearinghouse, at:

Mail: PO Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847
Phone: 1-800-370-2943
Fax: 301-984-1473

You can also comment on this or other Autism Research at the NICHD fact sheets through the Web site.

For more information on vaccines and vaccine safety, contact the National Immunization Program (NIP) at the CDC, at 1-800-232-2522 (English) or 1-800-232-0233 (Spanish), or visit the NIP web site at

Last Update: 08/15/2006

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