Myth: getting the flu shot can cause autism.
Rest assured, the flu is not linked to autism in any way, shape, or form. In fact, there is significant research to back up this claim.
"After years of research, we know that the flu vaccine is safe," said Dr. Moorjani. "The flu shot does not cause autism or any other diseases or illnesses. Doctors recommend the flu shot because it is the best way to protect you and your family from the flu."
Still have doubts? Make sure you reach out to your child's pediatrician with questions.
"With any medication or vaccine, people are going to have concerns, and information can come from so many places, from friends and family to the internet," said Dr. Moorjani. "It's important to talk to a doctor you trust to get credible information that is based in science and facts."