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Comment & Response
October 2018

Factors Affecting Vaccination in Children and Their Siblings After Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, California
JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(10):985-986. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.2154

In Reply We appreciate the comments presented by Qin et al about our study entitled “Vaccination Patterns in Children After Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and in Their Younger Siblings.”1 The objectives of our study were to (1) determine whether children, after receiving an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, receive all their remaining scheduled vaccines according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations and (2) determine whether younger siblings of children with ASD receive all recommended vaccines on time when compared with younger siblings of children without ASD. Our study did not assess barriers families face in completing successful medical encounters or factors associated with well-child visits.