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Jun 3, 2014 7:23 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Delaying childhood vaccinations may increase a child's risk for febrile seizures

Parents who refuse or delay childhood vaccinations may increase their child's risk of fever-related seizures.

About 40 percent of parents alter their children's vaccine schedule because they are concerned about safety or have trouble getting to the doctor.

Researchers found delaying the MMR shot, or Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccination, doubles a child's risk of febrile seizure right after being immunized.

Under-vaccinated children are also left at risk for infectious diseases for longer periods of time.



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