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VaccineSmarts: Vaccines don’t cause JRA symptoms

Galveston County Daily News, July 9, 2013

In the latest VaccineSmarts column by UTMB’s Dr. Richard Rupp and Bridget Hawkins: Over the years, there has been speculation that vaccines are involved in the development of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and other connective tissue disorders. No one knows what causes JRA, but nearly 50,000 children in the United States are affected by it. Decades of studies indicate that vaccines do not cause these illnesses.


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