Febrile Seizures in the Era of Rotavirus Vaccine

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016 Jun;5(2):206-9. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piu097. Epub 2014 Oct 13.


A protective association between rotavirus vaccination and childhood seizures in the year after vaccination was recently reported from the United States. In the state of Queensland, Australia, the authors found that rotavirus vaccine was 35.8% and 38.0% effective at preventing emergency department presentation and subsequent hospitalization, respectively, for febrile seizures among children up to two years following vaccination.

Keywords: febrile seizures; rotavirus vaccine.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Queensland
  • Rotavirus Infections / prevention & control
  • Rotavirus Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Rotavirus Vaccines / therapeutic use*
  • Seizures, Febrile / prevention & control*
  • Vaccination*


  • Rotavirus Vaccines