Swine flu vaccine and possible link to Guillain-Barre

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterby, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I had heard this was possible with the new hpv vaccine (Gardasil), but the swine flu version is new to me. I am leery about some of these very new vaccines... Problem for us is that difficult child 1 really cannot afford to get any kind of upper respiratory virus with his asthma -- he invariably gets very sick. But with his Crohn's and the immunosuppressant medications he's on to control it, he's in a tricky spot.
  3. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts


    I didn't get a flu shot last year for that very reason; this year I'm in line for all the flu shots plus a shot for pneumonia.

    My neuro doctor said that the risk of not having these vaccines far outweighs the risk of possible Guillain-Barre. Some still think that was my original diagnosis when I first got sick in June of 07.

    Good to know all the implications of taking this vaccine.
  4. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Thank you! Very interesting.