In an editorial accompanying the study, Dr. Saad B. Omer, a public health researcher at Emory University, and Dr. Inci Yildirim at the Emory School of Medicine, pointed out that it has been almost a decade since the small study which set off alarms about a possible link between the vaccine and autism has been refuted and retracted.
The biggest contribution of the study was the inclusion of children at risk of autism, said Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, who was not involved in the new research.
Researchers used a population registry of children in Denmark between 1999 and 2010 to see if the MMR vaccine increased the risk of autism. Researchers hope a new study will again reassure parents vaccines are safe.
Vaccine hesitancy - a reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated or to have one's children vaccinated - has been heavily reported in recent months.
On Saturday, the head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, said there has been a tripling in the number of cases of measles as the promotion of misguided messages about vaccination spread across Instagram and YouTube.
In wake of confirmed measles cases in IL, local doctors say a new vaccine can protect people from the virus.
Denmark has always been on the forefront of vaccine-autism research.
The researchers found no increased autism risk among kids who received the MMR vaccine, compared with those who did not.
If a person received the two standard doses of the MMR vaccine after 1967, he/she should be protected against the measles for life.
He is a senior investigator of epidemiology with the Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The study adds to the (already very large) body of evidence that shows there is no link between vaccines and autism.
"Parents should not avoid vaccinating their children for fear of autism", Hviid wrote. The Moroccan Minister of Health Anas Doukkali announced in February 2018 that Morocco had achieved 95 percent vaccine coverage, while the global average was 87 percent.
They said that doctors and public health officials needed to firmly label the association "a myth".