A rare syndrome that affects the nervous system has been added to the list of possible side effects from the AstraZeneca Covid jab.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has added Guillain-Barré syndrome as a possible side effect of the vaccine.
Guillain-Barré (GBS) is a rare, autoimmune disorder where a person’s own immune system damages their nerves, causing weakness and sometimes paralysis.
It affects nerves mainly in the feet, hands and limbs, according to the NHS, and symptoms can last for a few weeks up to several years. Most people recover fully, but some can be left with permanent nerve damage.