Now come news that "Vaccines are not associated with autism: An evidence-based meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies" with comments on Forbes.
Recently an Italian court accepted a settlement from a pharma company in regards to a "vaccine - autism" lawsuit. The settlement was used by anti-vaccine people to claim "Court rules vaccines cause autism" (as if a judge could possibly have any comment on a medical issue), when in fact the pharma company just paid to stop the PITA.
I personally know a mother who blames her son's autism on vaccines, based on Wakefield's fraudulent studies... When she mentioned the Italian case, I quickly left the room, lest confront her with the bad belief system she based her conclusions.
Do vaccines cause reactions? Sure, like any other medicine they are susceptible to side effects. Do we see more reaction caused by vaccines? Yes, just because millions of people take vaccines every year, probably more than any other type of medicine or treatment. But that's not to say it's more dangerous than an anaphylactic shock caused by antibiotics.
So, let's open the gates for the conspiracy theorists here...