I was diagnosed with Graves' disease 5 months ago, after having what I now realise were symptoms since 2012. I've been responding well to medication with carbimazole but an keen to get to the bottom of what caused the disease and have considered eg work stress as a factor. However I now wonder whether the trigger for the autoimmune response may have been a vaccination for yellow fever in early 2011. I've found a couple of articles on the net that suggest a link between the vaccine and autoimmune diseases generally, but the topic seems not to be well investigated. Does anyone know of an established link, or have similar experiences?