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do vaccines cause guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No link: No, there is no definitive link between vaccines and gbs in a broad sense. While many have attempted to link the two and the fda follows all vaccines closely to monitor a link - the data has not suggested a link between all major vaccines and gbs. The average risk of someone getting gbs even without getting vaccines is 1 in a few hundred thousand. The risk is the same with vaccines.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
GBS was linked to a swine flu vaccine rushed into production in the late 70's after that flu emerged at a military facility.The problem was traced to problems in vaccine quality that have since been eliminated under guidelines & monitoring by the FDA. The shortage of vaccine a few years ago resulted when the FDA de-certified a flu vaccine company that had contracts for 10's of millions of doses.We take this all very seriously.
Nov 15, 2012
Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Associated: Gbs has been associated with vaccination but the cause is unknown.

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