Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

MMR seizure rate triples in older children
About the author: 
WDDTY Team

Children are much more likely to suffer aseizure after an MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination if they have it laterthan the recommended 12 to 15 months

Children are much more likely to suffer a seizure after an MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination if they have it later than the recommended 12 to 15 months. The risk rises nearly three-fold if the parents leave it until the child is between 16 and 23 months of age.

The usual seizure risk among children aged from 12 to 15 months is 2.65 times, but this rises to 6.53 times if the vaccination is delayed. The seizure risk is also higher among all age groups if the new four-in-one vaccine, the MMRV, which includes the rotavirus vaccine, is administered.

The increased seizure risk was identified by researchers from American's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), after they analysed the records of 323,247 vaccinated children, and their health in the first two years of life. In all, 5,700 children suffered a seizure, and most were among older children.

(Source: Pediatrics, 2014; doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3429)


You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved