Childhood Vaccines and Febrile Seizures – CDC

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Before you vaccinate your child, ask your doctor what is the likelihood that after this vaccine/vaccine combination your child will have a seizure and what is the worst-case scenario!

This is a link to the original article on the CDC website

What it really tells you:

  • Children who have febrile seizure are at increased risk for developing epilepsy
  • Not all children who get febrile seizure recover quickly.
  • Your child is most at risk at ages 14-18 months.
  • There is increased risk of febrile seizures after the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. There is an even greater with the MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella = chicken pox) combination vaccine.
  • There is a greater risk when you get influenza vaccine (flu shot) with PCV13
  • Kirshealth.org says: If the seizure lasts more than 5 minutes, or your child turns blue, it may be a more serious type of seizurecall 911 right away.

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