Hi, in 1969, my dad died from a flu shot, I think he got Guillain Barre Syndrome from it. Back then the doctors said we should never have flu shots because of this. What do you think? If a family member has possibly had Guillain Barre Syndrome would children be at greater risk for getting it, even now?
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ummm maybe you should ask a doctor this kind of question.
When I learned the flu shot only gives you %70 better odds not to get the flu I decided it wasn't worth the risks. But I agree with Transcom, this really sounds like a question for medical professionals
It's extremely rare but it does happen. An adult neighbor from my childhood neighborhood nearly died of it in about 1959 or so. She was on a respirator for a short time and was left with some permanent neurological deficits. It was thought to have been caused by a flue shot.
I'll get my flu shot like I do every year. I also plan on getting the H1N1 verson as well.
I get the flu shot every year and I think I'm still alive.
Then there was the pilot for one of the Toledo based businesses who developed G-B syndrome too. Was always getting shots suggested/required for various countries. Was in hospital for a long time in bad shape.
There are risks, just like in anything else, you NEED to talk to your doctor about this!
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