Do vaccines cause chronic illness or other long-term health problems?

Question: 

Do vaccines cause chronic illness or other long-term health problems? 

Answer: 
  • There is no evidence that vaccines cause health problems such as autism, asthma, SIDS, or autoimmune diseases such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
  • We learn about a vaccine’s safety during clinical trials before it is approved and monitor it’s safety continually as millions of doses are administered after its approval.
  • We’ve been monitoring the safety of vaccines for more than 50 years and we can say that the chance a vaccine will cause unexpected long-term health problems is extremely low. 
 
Date last reviewed: 
Monday, Jan 31, 2022