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How common is encephalitis caused by vaccine allergy?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Exceedingly rare: Extraordinarily rare. In fact, almost unheard of in the literature, vaers reporting system or medical studies involving vaccinations.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Lightning: Statistically speaking, you will be struck by lightning 9-10 times for every such side effect.Unbelievably rare.This is much, much, much, much less than the risk of brain problems caused by the vaccine preventable diseases if allowed to occur.
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