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Source: Twitter

Woman Whose Life Was Destroyed by Vaccines Shuts Down Anti-Vaxxers

By Mark Pygas

When Tiffany Yonts from California was 14 years old, she received the tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine as part of a routine course of vaccinations. But Tiffany would quickly become one in a million, as she became extremely ill with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). 

The National Health Service in the United Kingdom explains that GBS is a very rare and serious condition that causes damage to a person's nervous system. GBS is thought to be caused by a problem with the immune system and can be triggered as a result of vaccination. However, this is extremely rare, with a 2009 study finding that for every million people who had been given a vaccination, there were less than two extra cases of GBS. 

But Tiffany's bad luck hasn't changed her opinions on vaccination. Fourteen years following the start of her health problems, Tiffany took to Twitter to destroy some anti-vaxxers. She starts by describing her experience.