Latest update on the vaccine from our Medical Advisors
There has been no rise in cases of GBS in January to March 2021. If vaccines caused GBS at a frequency of 1:100000 or more, we would have seen a doubling in cases. If the rate were 1 per million doses, we might only just see it. Therefore, the cases we are seeing are those that would probably occur anyway.
Recurrence of GBS is extremely rare, and so even if it was related the chance of a second episode would be almost zero. And since it is unlikely that it is really a link and that the benefits of vaccine far outweigh any risk that would suggest the second dose probably should be given. Without it, immunity will wane and greatly so in comparison to the fully vaccinated population leaving one exposed to infection and Covid risks 12 months hence….. and given that’s a risk of death at +/- 1 per thousand they would suggest having it.