Reply To: Flu shot: Profit or politics?

March 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Here is an excerpt from the CDC Guide to Vaccine Contraindications and Precautions regarding the inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV):

“Note 13:  Whether influenza vaccination specifically might increase the risk for recurrence of GBS is not known; therefore, avoiding vaccinating persons who are not at high risk for severe influenza complications and who are known to have developed GBS within six weeks after a previous influenza vaccination is prudent.  Although data are limited, for the majority of persons who have a history of GBS and who are at high risk for severe complications from influenza, the established benefits of influenza vaccination justify yearly vaccination.”