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Researchers from Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) found no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause neurological disorders. But they did find an increased risk for unvaccinated people infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Illustrative concept of Covid-19 and neurological disorders

Research, published in the BMJ, found no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause immune-mediated neurological disorders such as Bell's palsy (facial weakness), encephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord), and Guillain-Barré syndrome (a nerve condition). But rates for these conditions were higher than otherwise expected for unvaccinated people infected with SARS-CoV-2.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than 5.5 million deaths worldwide and rising. But a global research effort led to new vaccines being developed and approved, and to date over 9 billion doses have been administered worldwide.

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