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