Guillain-​Barré Syndrome Associated with COVID-19 Vaccination

Emerg Infect Dis. 2021 Dec;27(12):3175-3178. doi: 10.3201/eid2712.211634. Epub 2021 Oct 14.


We conducted a multi-institutional study in Taiwan and a systematic review of the literature for reports of Guillain-​Barré syndrome after coronavirus disease vaccination. This condition, mostly the classic form and the acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy subtype, has been reported in 39 cases and has occurred within 2 weeks of vaccine administration.

Keywords: COVID-19; GBS; Guillain-​Barré syndrome; SARS-CoV-2; Taiwan; coronavirus disease; respiratory infections; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; vaccination; vaccine-preventable diseases; vaccines; viruses; zoonoses.

Publication types

  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • COVID-19*
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome* / etiology
  • Humans
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Vaccination


  • COVID-19 Vaccines