Guillain-Barre syndrome following pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza A immunisation in Victoria: a self-controlled case series

Nigel Crawford, Allen Cheuk-Seng Cheng, Nick Andrews, Patrick GP Charles, Hazel Clothier, Bruce John Day, Timothy Day, Peter C Gates, Richard A L Macdonell, Leslie Roberts, Victoria Rodriguez-Casero, Tissa Wijeratne, Lyn Kiers

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Abstract

This is the first published study reviewing GBS after a trivalent and/or monovalent influenza vaccine containing the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 strain, with only a small proportion of GBS cases occurring after influenza immunisation. H1N1-containing vaccines were not statistically associated with GBS, but this study could not exclude smaller increases in the RI. Active surveillance of adverse events following immunisation is required to maintain public and health care professional confidence in mass vaccine implementation programs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574 - 578
Number of pages5
JournalThe Medical Journal of Australia
Volume197
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Crawford, N., Cheng, A. C-S., Andrews, N., Charles, P. GP., Clothier, H., Day, B. J., Day, T., Gates, P. C., Macdonell, R. A. L., Roberts, L., Rodriguez-Casero, V., Wijeratne, T., & Kiers, L. (2012). Guillain-Barre syndrome following pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza A immunisation in Victoria: a self-controlled case series. The Medical Journal of Australia, 197(10), 574 - 578. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja12.10534