Video falsely links hepatitis B vaccination to autism

A well-known anti-vaccine advocate is claiming that the hepatitis B vaccine is responsible for an increase in autism diagnoses over the last few decades. The video claims that children who received the vaccine as infants were more likely to be diagnosed with autism. One clip from the video has been watched over 700,000 times.

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