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Can vaccinations lead to MS?

  • By freedomfighter

    Does anyone know if vaccinations given to patients who are already diagnosed with an autoimmune disease can trigger a severe progressive aggressive form of MS? Is there any regulation or clinical study regarding the effects of vaccination programs for international travel?

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  • By Erin Rush Moderator

    Hi freedomfighter! That’s a great question. Here is some information on studies done in regards to childhood vaccines and MS — https://multiplesclerosis.net/blog/do-childhood-vaccines-cause-ms/. Here is some recent information on, specifically, the Gardasil vaccine — https://multiplesclerosis.net/news/studies-find-no-link-between-gardasil-vaccine-and/. I am not aware of any studies done on the vaccinations required for certain types of international travel. If such a study hasn’t been done, I would be curious to see if there is any noted causality at this time.

    I hope this information is helpful, even if it doesn’t fully answer your question.

    Thanks for reaching out!

    Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

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