Guillain-Barre Syndrome After Vaccination in United States a Report From the CDC/FDA Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

Vaccine. 2007 Jul 20;25(29):5253-5. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2007.03.053. Epub 2007 May 22.


Using the data from Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, we present 54 reports of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) after vaccination that occurred in United States in 2004. In 38 of the patients, GBS occurred within 6 weeks. The highest number (n=31) of GBS was observed in patients receiving influenza vaccine followed by hepatitis vaccine (n=9), 1 patient died and 10 patients were disabled following the event. We conclude that vaccines other than influenza vaccine can be associated with GBS.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Incidence*
  • Influenza Vaccines / adverse effects
  • United States
  • Vaccination / adverse effects*


  • Influenza Vaccines