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The Risk of Febrile Seizures following Influenza and 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines

    Basic Details

    Evidence on the risk of febrile seizures after inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) is mixed. In the FDA-sponsored Sentinel Initiative, we examined risk of febrile seizures after IIV and PCV13 in children 6-23 months of age during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 influenza seasons.


    Meghan A. Baker, Christopher Jankosky, Katherine Yih, Susan Gruber, Lingling Li, Noelle M. Cocoros, Hana Lipowicz, Claudia Coronel-Moreno, Sandra DeLuccia, Nancy D. Lin, Cheryl N. McMahill-Walraven, David Menschik, Mano S. Selvan, Nandini Selvam, Rong Chen Tilney, Lauren Zichittella, Grace M. Lee, Alison Tse Kawai

    Corresponding Author

    Meghan A. Baker, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA