Reply To: Flu vaccine – do yall get one?

November 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Attended the 2012 Foundation symposium in Fort Worth.  Once again they had an hour long presentation on the flu shot. They presented statistics going back 40 years.  Basically they said if your GBS/CIDP onset was more than 6 weeks after a flu shot then get the shot.  There was nothing about IVIG being a reason not to get the shot and the presentation on IVIG covered it from top to bottom and inside out and nothing said about the flu shot.

Was also interesting that they pointed out that most people who “have the flu” don’ t actually have the flu but have similar symptoms and the dr. treats them for flu as it is much cheaper than running the tests to determine if the person actually has the flu.