Study: Adverse impacts of delaying vaccines

Study: Adverse impacts of delaying vaccines

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Study: Adverse impacts of delaying vaccines

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by KING 5 HealthLink

KING5.com

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 3:13 PM

When it comes to vaccinations, timing matters.

A study published in the journal Pediatrics examined the connection between vaccination schedules and seizures. It shows that there are some serious risks to delaying shots.

Children who received vaccines in the first year of life did not appear to have an associated risk of seizure. But delayed vaccination, specifically for the measles, in the second year of life is associated with a higher risk for seizures.

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The main takeaway of the study: follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines.

The CDC recommends a childhood immunization schedule that is endorsed by a wide range of researchers. Still skepticism remains and up to 40 percent of parents either refuse or delay to let their children get vaccinations.

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