Increased number of Herpes Zoster cases in Brazil related to the COVID-19 pandemic - March 2021 PDF 35% increase
Herpes zoster after COVID vaccination - Aug 2021 PDF
Can SARS-CoV-2 vaccine increase the risk of reactivation of Varicella zoster? A systematic review - Oct 2021 PDF
- "86.27% of the cases of HZ were reported due to mRNA vaccine. "
- :Thirty-six patients 36/45 (80%) developed herpes zoster following the priming dose of COVID-19 vaccine among those who received mRNA vaccine."
- "We could not establish definite link but there may be possible association between COVID-19 vaccine and shingles."
Over 6,400 cases of shingles after COVID vaccination have been reported in the U.S. as of 11/15/21 (VAERS Data, 11/15/21).