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What happened in 1976 with gbs and the swine flu vaccine?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sl. increase GBS

Guillian-barre syndrom (gbs) is a rare condition causing weakness and even paralysis.
It usually heals well. Getting gbs from a vaccine is extremely rare, but in 1976 a slight increase in gbs occurred in people who got the swine flu vaccine. The CDC monitors for gbs associated with any vaccines closely. You chance of complications of flu are far greater than for gbs.

In brief: Sl. increase GBS

Guillian-barre syndrom (gbs) is a rare condition causing weakness and even paralysis.
It usually heals well. Getting gbs from a vaccine is extremely rare, but in 1976 a slight increase in gbs occurred in people who got the swine flu vaccine. The CDC monitors for gbs associated with any vaccines closely. You chance of complications of flu are far greater than for gbs.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: History

The vaccine was put on the market over the objections of the physician organizations who believed that not enough testing was done.
Ongoing surveillance suggested an increase in guillain- barre syndrome with injection of this vaccine, so it was stopped.

In brief: History

The vaccine was put on the market over the objections of the physician organizations who believed that not enough testing was done.
Ongoing surveillance suggested an increase in guillain- barre syndrome with injection of this vaccine, so it was stopped.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
Thank
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