My partner developed CIDP 3 years ago. He was paralysed from the neck down for several months but can walk again and lives at home. He is reluctant about getting the Pfizer vaccine with his condition. What would your advice be? Kind regards
There is very little information about the risk of the Pfizer (or any other vaccine for that matter) specific to CIDP. There no reports that I have been able to find indicating that these vaccines precipitate worsening in CIDP. There is abundant evidence that the Pfizer vaccine is safe for people who have had GBS and, by analogy, we would expect it to be safe for people with CIDP. What is clear is that the risk of COVID infection is several orders of magnitude greater than any risk that might attach to the vaccines. I strongly recommend that you get vaccinated. Please discuss this with your GP and, if possible, with the neurologist who is treating your CIDP.