I think Guillain-Barre is pretty much ruled out at this point: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic ... llain-BarrAny speculation drawing an ongoing link between flu vaccination and the risk of a rare, paralyzing neuromuscular disorder has been dashed by a huge study. An analysis of side effects recorded among nearly 90 million people in China who were vaccinated during the 2009–2010 flu season found that only 11 people subsequently were diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rate no greater than what normally appears in the population. The study appears online February 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Honestly, this makes me quite irate! As much as you moderators watch us so that we don't write comments about giving possible medical advice, the very comment "I think Guillain-Barre is pretty much ruled out at this point" does just that. If you make me bite my tongue, moderators better start doing the same. This remark goes beyond just commenting. So I'm going to alter what I said in a deleted post. I personally know 3 people this year alone who got Guillain-Barre from a flu shot
. So to say we can rule it out is in accurate. Rare? Yes. Suggesting it be thrown out the window as a worry. False and irresponsible.
I personally have no opinion if people choose to have the flu shot
or not. Personally, I wouldn't But I believe I still have a right to share my opinion, a valid opinion without being told that it shouldn't be a worry.