Wash Post article mentions Guillain-Barre and swine flue vaccine

    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2009 at 7:29 pm

      The interesting read for people who’ve wondered if a flu shot caused their GBS is at the end:

      [QUOTE]But Michael Hattwick, a former CDC official who tracked and analyzed the reactions in 1976, said that one in every 100,000 people developed a neurological disorder, a rate he believes would be similar to those of other vaccines if they were tracked as carefully.

      The potential risks were disclosed in the fine print of a two-page consent form at the time, he said.

      “There are a lot of unknowns, but I believe you’d find the same rate with any flu shot,” Hattwick said. Still, he said, “people should be told.”

      Officials Are Urged to Heed Lessons of 1976 Flu Outbreak
      By Kimberly Kindy
      Washington Post Staff Writer
      Saturday, May 9, 2009


    • Anonymous
      May 9, 2009 at 5:36 pm

      You know? That was an interesting article! I have one question that just crossed my mind about these vaccines. I know when I did have a few vaccines they would alway’s ask me if I was allergic to eggs or chickens. And I am allergic to feather pillows! Maybe possible allergy to an ingredient in these vaccines that causes the outbreak of Gillian Barre! I don’t know! Just guessing here but it would be strange if it was an allergy to an ingrediant!
      Linda H