Emmanuel Bilodeau said he neglected to get his children vaccinated for measles because he and his then-wife were concerned about reports of a link with autism. Bilodeau says now he knows those claims have been debunked. (Nic Amaya/CBC News)

Emmanuel Bilodeau said he neglected to get his children vaccinated for measles because he and his then-wife were concerned about reports of a link with autism. Bilodeau says now he knows those claims have been debunked. (Nic Amaya/CBC News)

The man whose family is at the centre of a measles outbreak in Vancouver said he didn’t vaccinate his children because he distrusted the science at the time.

In an exclusive interview with CBC News, Emmanuel Bilodeau said he and his then-wife were influenced by reports that linked the vaccine that prevents measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) with autism.

Bilodeau said he knows now the link between the MMR vaccine and autism has been debunked.

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