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Reports link pediatric flu vaccine to infant seizures

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports that link a pediatric flu vaccine to infant seizures.

The reports by parents and doctors were submitted to the vaccine adverse event reporting system, which is an early warning program designed to flag potential safety issues.

The reports suggest there have been more febrile seizures among kids getting the fluzone vaccine than normal.

However, experts say these reports are preliminary and do not mean the vaccine is unsafe.

A febrile seizure is a brief, fever-related convulsion that's generally considered harmless in the long term.

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