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May 19, 2021 at 8:41 am
Gareth ParryMedical Expert
I am copying my recent answer to the same question. Nothing in life is 100% free of risk but this vaccine is one of the safest ever developed.
So far there have been more than 1.1 billion doses of COVID vaccine administered worldwide and there have been perhaps 2 cases of new GBS and no cases of recurrence of prior GBS. By contrast, there have been dozens of cases of GBS following COVID infecti0n. Thus, we can say that the risk from getting the vaccine is tiny (about 1 in 1 billion) while the risk of getting GBS with COVID is much higher and the risk of dying from COVID very much higher so I recommend getting the vaccination.