2009 swine flu vaccine linked with small risk of paralysis disorder

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Americans who received the H1NI flu vaccine, also known as the swine flu vaccine, in 2009 and 2010 had a very small but real increase in their risk for developing a rare neurological disorder, Fox News reports.

According to the report, among those ho were vaccinated, cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome were about twice as common as during the first six weeks after receiving the vaccination than they were after that.

However, because a large number of people received the shot, and because Guillain-Barré syndrome would be expected to occur in some individuals regardless of whether or not they had been vaccinated, the actual increase in risk was extremely small: about 1.5 extra cases of the condition for every 1 million people vaccinated.

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