Vaccinations in MS - UPDATED - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Vaccinations in MS - UPDATED

June 27, 2011

Many people with MS have concerns about the safety of routine vaccinations. This document provides recommendations based on the best-available evidence, and has recently been updated with information about yellow fever vaccination.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.