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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the assistance of the Department of Health and Human Services, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics published a set of guidelines for parents who chose not to vaccinate their children.

If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child, Understand the Risks and Responsibilities” provides important safety tips on how to protect your child and others from vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles.

Some parents decline vaccination because of religious reasons, but a growing number of parents are concerned about potential vaccine injuries, such as Guillain Barre syndrome from a flu shot.

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Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an extremely rare but possible vaccine adverse reaction. The association is often made between Guillain-Barre syndrome and the flu shot, but a number of vaccines have been known to result in GBS on rare occasions.

GBS is a debilitating autoimmune disorder that often starts out as muscle weakness or tingling but can evolve into paralysis as it spreads throughout the body.

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