By Jason Clevenger
Summary: A group of Swedish researchers examined common vaccinations for children, including MMR (measles/mumps/rubella), diphtheria/tetanus, pertussis and polio, to determine if the administration time of the vaccines affected the development of celiac disease later in life. The researchers found no significant correlation between timing of a particular vaccine and the likelihood of developing celiac disease.
Conclusion: While this study is most directly relevant to the Swedish national vaccine program, this study is likely to defuse lingering concerns about the potential effect of vaccination as a factor in the development of celiac disease in children.
 “Early vaccinations are not risk factors for celiac disease”, Myléus A, Stenlund H, Hernell O, Gothefors L, Hammarström ML, Persson LÅ, Ivarsson A., Pediatrics 2012 Jul;130(1):e63-70. Epub 2012 Jun 25.