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Immunizations and Type 1 Diabetes

In the past several years, there have been several press reports about claims that vaccinations of young children cause type 1 diabetes. Specifically mentioned is the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine. Given the proven health benefits of vaccinations and the desire to prevent Type 1 diabetes, these concerns are clearly worth investigating. However, there are many peer reviewed studies, published in respected scientific journals, that show no correlation between immunizations and increased risk for Type 1 diabetes. The claims of an association between immunizations and type 1 diabetes are not supported by the data, according to the studies referenced below.

Information About Vaccines and Diabetes

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Original posting 4 November 1999
Last updated 12 September 2017

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