Protective Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Childhood Seizures in the Year Following Vaccination in US Children

This article, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, describes a review of data from 250,000 children born in the United States between March 2006—when rotavirus vaccines were introduced in the United States—and November 2009 for incidences of seizures in inpatient and emergency department settings. The study found that, compared to unvaccinated children, children who received a full course of rotavirus vaccine had an approximately 20 percent reduced risk of seizure-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits during the first year after rotavirus vaccination. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author(s): Payne DC, Baggs J, Zerr DM, et al.

Published: 2013

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    Citation: Payne DC, Baggs J, Zerr DM, et al. Protective Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Childhood Seizures in the Year Following Vaccination in US Children. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2013;Early Online Publication.