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A UK based epidemiological study, linked below, has found no causal association between COVID-19 infection and Guillain-Barré syndrome. This means that GBS developing at the same time or close to that of COVID-19 is most likely coincidental. A number of peripheral nerve world leading experts have also written a separate commentary, linked below, in light of this study to explain there is no reason for the COVID-19 vaccine to cause GBS, and that any cases that do occur around the time of vaccination are again most likely coincidental (as cases occur at around 1 per 100,000 people per year). They stress the importance of recognising this fact, and therefore not interrupting the COVID-19 vaccination programme when sporadic cases of GBS occur which will be inevitable.
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Epidemiological and cohort study finds no association between COVID-19 and Guillain-Barré syndrome
No association between COVID-19 and Guillain-Barré syndrome