Higher MMRV seizure risk not alarming

Doctors are being reassured about the safety of the combined measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine, after research found it was associated with a risk of febrile seizures. 

Children given the MMRV shot had double the rate of febrile seizures 7-10 days after vaccination, compared with those who received the varicella and MMR vaccine separately, an analysis of more than 227,000 Canadian children found.

But at about one excess seizure for every 2841 doses, the