H1N1 flu vaccine is safe in MS’ers

Epub ahead of printFarez et al. H1N1 vaccination does not increase risk of relapse in multiple sclerosis: a self-controlled case-series study. Mult Scler. 2011 Aug 9.

A small study showing that the H1N1 flu vaccine is safe in MS’ers; it did not increase the relapse rate.

“Please note that this refers to an inactivated vaccine and the findings cannot be extrapolated to live vaccines.”

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