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Appendix B: Committee Conclusions and Recommendations from Previous Reports
Pages 131-134

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From page 131...
... The committee concludes that further research on the possible occurrence of ASD in a small number of children subsequent to MMR vaccination is warranted, and it has identified targeted research opportunities that could lead to firmer understanding of the relationship. Recommendations Public Health Response The committee recommends that the relationship between the MMR vaccine and autistic spectrum disorders receive continued attention.
From page 132...
... The committee recommends conducting further clinical and epidemiological studies of sufficient rigor to identify risk factors and biological markers of ASD in order to better understand genetic or environmental causes. Communications The committee recommends that government agencies and professional organizations, CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
From page 133...
... Public Health Response Recommendations Policy Review and Analysis The committee recommends the use of the thimerosal-free DTaP, Hib, and hepatitis B vaccines in the United States, despite the fact that there might be remaining supplies of thimerosal-containing vaccine available. The committee recommends that full consideration be given by appropriate professional societies and government agencies to removing thimerosal from vaccines administered to infants, children, or pregnant women in the United States.
From page 134...
... The committee recommends continued research on theoretical modeling of ethylmercury exposures, including the incremental burden of thimerosal with background mercury exposure from other sources. The committee recommends careful, rigorous, and scientific investigations of chelation when used in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, especially autism.

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