Is there a link between MMR vaccinations and the rise in Autism? The rule of thumb used to be that babies should begin the MMR vaccinations at one year. Much controversy has been stirred about these vaccinations. Autism often begins to be recognized about the time the toddlers are vaccinated for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, so is this vaccination the cause of the epidemic of autism?
Today, many parents and some doctors are recommending delaying the beginning of the series until children are 18 months or more. Some feel it is best to give the inoculations individually.