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#1 of 2 Old 01-24-2012, 11:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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As a child I had several febrile seizures, always following a DTP vaccine.  This is the main reason my 20 month old son has not had any vaccinations.  About 2 weeks ago, he had a febrile seizure anyway.  We were going to start vaccinations soon, but now I'm very nervous about him having another seizure.  What would you recommend? 

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With YOUR reactions to the DTP, I'd avoid the DTaP at least. Hep A and Flu vaccine also have a higher risk of febrile Seizures than other vaccines. The fact that your child just had a febrile seizure doesn't mean you shouldn't do some vaccines, in my opinion. But I would probably only do one at a time when you do them, just to possibly lower the risk of a febrile seizure reaction.

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