Does vaccination cause sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

No. There is a lower incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in children that have been vaccinated.

There is currently no scientific evidence to support a link between vaccination and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is a tragic and unexplained phenomenon that can occur in otherwise healthy infants, typically during their first year of life. While the exact causes of SIDS are still not fully understood, research has identified several risk factors, including premature birth, low birth weight, and exposure to tobacco smoke.

Vaccines have been extensively studied and tested for safety before being approved for use. Numerous studies have been conducted to investigate the possible link between vaccination and SIDS, and the overwhelming majority of evidence suggests that vaccines do not increase the risk of SIDS.

In fact, some studies have found that vaccination may actually decrease the risk of SIDS by preventing infections that can lead to serious complications, including sudden death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health organizations recommend routine vaccination for infants and young children as an important measure to protect against a range of infectious diseases and prevent serious health complications.

Resources for: Does vaccination cause sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

From the CDC: Vaccines and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

From Wikipedia: Vaccines and SIDS

From Vaccine: Do immunisations reduce the risk for SIDS? A meta-analysis

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