Should I get the flu vaccine if I have had GBS or have CIDP?

Unfortunately, the GBS|CIDP Foundation International is unable to dispense medical advice or opinions. We are not a medical facility. However, if you received GBS or CIDP from a vaccination whether it is the flu vaccination, shingles, chicken pox, etc. – then we recommend that you do not get that vaccination again. For GBS or CIDP to be associated with a vaccination, your symptoms would have begun within 2 weeks following the vaccination. If you did not receive a vaccination around the time of the start of your GBS or CIDP journey, then we ALWAYS recommend that a patient speaks with their neurologist and to do what your doctor feels is best in regards to what vaccinations you can or cannot receive. Ultimately, even with your neurologist’s recommendation, it is your decision.