Reply To: Prevnar 13 Question

November 23, 2016 at 5:47 pm

I appreciate everyone’s input on this difficult decision. My doctor was against my receiving any viral vaccine such as the annual flu shot as there is a possible link between viral vaccines and GBS. I’m aware that one study showed no link. My doctor and a knowledgeable medical colleague of his are of the opinion that since the Prevnar 13 is not a viral vaccine but is a vaccine made up of 13 different types of dead bacteria (no viruses) it would be okay for me to get the Pravnar 13 shot which I am leaning toward getting..