Reply To: Shingles

April 2, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Jim, no vaccine is 100% effective. The vaccine for shingles is about 60% effective, more or less, depending on age.

As for triggering GBS, it is generally impossible to know what the triggering event is for any particular case. When there is coincidence in time between an illness or vaccination and the onset of GBS, people often assume that they are related, but it isn’t necessarily so.