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Vaccines found to reduce risk of strokes in children

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International research has found that children who have not been vaccinated are seven times more likely to have a stroke than those who have been immunized.

While childhood strokes are rare (about five in every 100,000) nearly half of these are caused by blood clots, the study has found.

The children who had gotten a few to none of the suggested shots were seven times more likely to have a stroke than the kids who had received most or all of their suggested vaccines. Heather Fullerton, professor of neurology and pediatrics at the University of California at San Diego, recently shared this newfound research at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in San Diego.

If recommended vaccines are not given, the infections can highly increase the danger of a stroke in a child. This can be caused by “a temporary increase in the blood clotting,” Fullerton has said.

Although some strokes are linked with genetics, doctors are still baffled as to what causes strokes in childhood.

Vaccines remain one of the best defenses against disease today.

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