Febrile seizures after vaccinations do not lead to increased developmental problems in children

Takeaway

  • Vaccine-proximate (VP) febrile seizures (FS) are not associated with an increased risk of developmental or behavioral problems in young children compared to non-VP-FS (NVP-FS) or controls.

Why this matters

    The findings can reassure parents and providers about the safety of vaccines and increase public confidence in the risk-benefit profile of vaccinating their children.