Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Foundation is committed sharing the most accurate information from the world’s leading experts, many from our Global Medical Advisory Board. The COVID-19 situation changes daily and we will continue to share updates that are vetted by the experts in GBS. In addition we are in regular contact with the FDA representing the patient voice in the top-level decision making. We understand that there are many opinions creating confusion so please consider the source of your information before drawing conclusions.  As always, all decisions should be made with your personal physician based on your own health.  Please continue to check our website for updated information.

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about A Statement from Executive Director, Lisa Butler, with regard to COVID-19 and Planning Ahead

Foundation Global Medical Advisory Board statement on COVID vaccines for CIDP and MMN

No instances of CIDP or MMN were seen during clinical trials of the two vaccines. Neither the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nor the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends against administration of the Covid 19 vaccine in patients with CIDP or MMN. One must keep in mind that the Covid Vaccine has…

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Dr. A.S. Fauci Corrects Previous Statement Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines & GBS

As a follow up to the Foundation’s published article from Dec. 20, 2020, “An Open Letter to Dr. A.S. Fauci, Director NIAID, NIH,” on January 15, 2021, Neurology Today published the following article “No Excess Risk for Neurologic Events Observed to Date from COVID-19 Vaccines.”   Read the full article…

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Persons who have previously had GBS may receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

Adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to people with underlying medical conditions provided they have not had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. The following information aims to help people in the…

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An Open Letter to Dr. A.S. Fauci, Director NIAID, NIH

(Please see the following open letter statement authored by members of the GBS|CIDP Foundation International medical community as referenced.) As clinician/scientists who have spent careers studying GBS, we are concerned that your statement on the “New Normal” television show about GBS and the COVID vaccine will have unintended consequences. Your statement is already all over…

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