Post-vax febrile convulsions 'not linked to long-term harm'

Study findings should reassure parents, Australian researchers say

Children who experience a febrile convulsion after vaccination have no increased risk of future developmental or behavioural problems, an Australian study suggests.

Doctors can use the findings to reassure parents about vaccine safety, the researchers say.

In the first prospective study of its kind, the team analysed data from 222 children aged 12-42 months.

The cohort comprised 62 children who had a febrile seizure within two weeks of vaccination, 70 with febrile seizure from another cause, and 90 seizure-free controls.

Previous studies had