There have been many debates on the topic whether vaccines can cause autism in children. Some parents do not want to vaccinate their children because they are terrified that they may put their child’s health at a risk.
On the one hand, the goal of vaccines is to straighten the immune system of the child in order to keep him/her safe from some diseases. On the other hand, vaccines are considered to cause autism so many parents decide not to vaccinate their children because of the rumours that vaccines cause autism.
Childhood vaccines protect children from a variety of serious or potentially fatal diseases, including diphtheria, measles, polio and whooping cough (pertussis). This fact only explains how important vaccines are for the overall health of the children.
Despite all the debates on this issue and all the statements of the celebrities and other famous people that vaccines are harmful and can cause autism, it proved to be the opposite. The causes of autism are unknown (although some researchers consider genetic as a reason for autism), but the vaccines are not one of the causes of autism in children. There has been much controversial, but the researchers have not found any connection between autism and childhood vaccines. (Citation)
Vaccines can cause some mostly minor side effects such as low-grade fever, fussiness, soreness at the injection site, headache, fatigue or loss of appetite. The vaccines are given during the childhood period because in this period some diseases are more likely to occur and the risk of complication is the greatest.