Originally Posted by SilverMoon010
They are talking about the seasonal flu vaccine below. it's clear there is a risk of GBS. We cannot deny this, as I see your post above even reiterates the fact that there is a risk of GBS, which negates also what the blogger is saying, in which she states there is zero risk. Also, your quotes above indicate they haven't detected a "clear link." That certainly doesn't mean there is no link. It sounds as if they haven't quite figured it out yet and that statement is pretty vague if you ask me. I'm actually not going to read her myths any further at this point.
Whether you want to admit it or not, there is a risk of neurological disorders after flu vaccines. You didn't address the narcoleptic episodes after the 2009 vaccine either, H1N1. If the blogger wanted credibility, and if she wanted to appear well-informed, she would have gave explanations for the neurological disorders occurring in the swine flu vaccine since she mentioned 2009. It appears she wanted to ignore the fact that flu vaccines, swine flu or not, cause neurological damage. .
Nope. It says that studies have not shown a link between the seasonal flu vaccine and GBS. The quote you pasted specifically says that their monitoring could pick up any "possible risks" that "might" be associated with the 2014-2015 flu season, not that any risk has actually been found.
As the link from the OP says "...GBS risk has probably been the single most studied adverse event from the flu shot in the history of flu shot research, and the majority of it has shown no increased risk with seasonal flu vaccinations. One study that investigated the risk of GBS from the flu shot among more than 30,000 million “person-years” (30 million people over an 11-year period) found no increased risk for the flu shot. Based on numerous studies, the independent Institute of Medicine “concluded that there was sufficient evidence to reject an association between influenza vaccination and GBS.”
Per your narcolepsy quote, that is again not talking about the seasonal flu vaccine! That was an H1N1 vaccine that was used in only certain parts of the world and was a separate vaccine from the seasonal flu vaccine.
Surely you see the difference between these two statements:
1) A specific H1N1 vaccine that was separate from the annual flu vaccine that was used in a limited part of the world nearly 7 years ago was shown to cause an additional 3-7 cases of narcolepsy per 100,000 vaccinated children. ("It was not used before 2009 or since the 2009-2010 season, and no links to narcolepsy have been found for US-manufactured H1N1 or seasonal flu vaccines.")
2) The seasonal flu vaccine
So the headline "Myth #14
: The flu vaccine can cause neurological disorders" is accurate.
That members here seem to be lumping the H1N1 vaccine, Swine Flu vaccine, and seasonal flu vaccine together as one vaccine despite being completely separate vaccines is not the bloggers fault.