While the current administration of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that “vaccines do not cause autism,” three of her sister agencies do not hold that position. Neither does the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In March of 2008, Dr. David Tayloe, President Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, appeared on The Today Show to discuss vaccines and autism and made the statement that, “I think any of the vaccines we have today have been tested and proven to be safe, and the credible studies don’t show any relationship between vaccines and permanent injury.” He denied all vaccine injury, including any possible link to autism.
In January of 2017 the AAP posted a new statement. They now make no firm statement on the link in its official stance, but merely comments on one segment of the research. This is their discussion on the topic: