Flu Vaccine may be Linked to Infant Seizures

The FDA and CDC have both detected increases in the number of reports of infants younger than two suffering from seizures after receiving the Fluzone vaccine.

Fluzone is the only flue vaccine currently recommended for children ages 6 to 23 months.

According to an FDA announcement, both agencies are working towards investigating the connection, as well as possibilities that outside factors are involved.

The manufacturer of Fluzone, Sanofi Pasteur, has said reports of seizures after administration of the vaccine has remained stable for years. They also say that they will “thoroughly investigate and assess all cases of febrile seizure and any other adverse experiences reported following administration of our vaccine.”

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