Rotavirus vaccine results in fall in febrile seizures

The number of toddlers hospitalised with febrile seizures fell by more than one third after the rotavirus vaccine was added to the childhood immunisation program, a study shows.

Since its addition to National Immunisation Program Schedule in 2007, the rotavirus vaccine continues to have benefits not obvious before it was introduced, say University of Queensland researchers.

To assess the impact of the rotavirus vaccine on febrile seizures, the team compared the number of young children presenting with the condition to Queensland hospital EDs before and after