SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – After a national measles outbreak has sickened more than 100 people, a well-known autism support organization is calling for parents to vaccinate their children.
Marcie Reiter is on the autism spectrum. She’s a Schenectady Community College Student who plays violin and hopes to become a music therapist.
“So now they are saying it doesn’t after they said it did? Wow,” she said.
The cause of autism remains a mystery. But the Director for the Centers of Disease Control Dr. Tom Frieden said it’s not vaccines.
“Bottom line on measles? It can be a serious disease. The vaccine is safe and effective. Get vaccinated,” he said.