Traveling to Africa after GBS?

    • July 11, 2021 at 1:58 am

      I was diagnosed with GBS in 2020. I had not had any vaccinations for over a year before I developed GBS. I have recovered almost all of my function and am steadily getting stronger. I’m traveling to Tanzania in September and am wondering if anyone has experience being vaccinated for yellow fever and typhoid after recovering from GBS?

    • July 12, 2021 at 2:09 am

      I have no firsthand experience with either of these shots. But it appears the Typhoid shot may pose a risk of triggering a recurrence of GBS. Here is an article that may be of interest:

    • August 16, 2021 at 11:27 am

      I had a very severe case of GBS in 2014.  Got a typhoid shot in 2018 for Asia and a Yellow fever shot in 2019 for South America.  I had no issues.  The travel Dr. I saw was fully aware of my history.  I am also planning a safari in Tanzania for spring 2022.