No vaccines

October 17, 2007 at 11:01 am

I have CIDP. My family doc gave me a pneumonia vaccine and I had a terrible relapse. When I next saw my neuro, she said that with CIDP, you’d have to weigh the risks on a pneumonia shot because it can cause problems. She also said never take a flu shot. And with GBS, no vaccines of any kind.

My quandry is, my son is turning 12 and our doc wants to vaccinate him. I’m worried that if there is a genetic component of any kind to GBS/CIDP, the vaccines could harm him. He had all the childhood ones with no problem, but I’m still concerned. If anyone has any thoughts, I’d appreciate hearing them.