Did you know that seizures from the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine occur in about 1 in 640 children up to two weeks following MMR-vaccine administration? Of the 5,700 U.S. children who suffer MMR-vaccine seizures each year, 300 cases result in epilepsy.
In the U.S., measles is generally a benign, short-term viral infection; 99.99% of measles cases experience full recovery.
Thus far, the MMR vaccine has not been proven to be safer than measles. It’s important for physicians and parents to objectively weigh the risks of measles vs. the risks and limitations of the MMR vaccine, so families can make informed, evidence-based vaccination decisions.
Know Your Child’s Seizure Risk from the MMR Vaccine: