Reply To: Hospital Pharmacy — GBS and Vaccination: Usually Unrelated

April 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Haynes, that is a question better directed to the Health Resources and Services Administration.  Here are a couple of links to help you.

A statement from the HRSA in the Federal Register:

Institute of Medicine — Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality:

A document from the HRSA-CDC Task Force on the 2011 IOM Report:

Quote from the preceding document:

“The evidence is inadequate to accept or reject a causal relationship between influenza vaccine and GBS.”

I am sure there are more documents to be found, but I can’t do everybody else’s homework.  Why don’t you find them and post links? 

I will say that I support the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, and that GBS is certainly a condition which should be considered by the HRSA as a possible adverse effect.