Shingles Activation Associated With COVID Jab
- "Another study details the cases of six patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases who developed shingles shortly after their Pfizer jabs. None of the healthy controls developed shingles post-jab"
- Persistent varicella zoster virus infection following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination was associated with the presence of encoded spike protein in the lesion- Aug 2022 https://doi.org/10.1002/cia2.12278 FREE PDF
- Assessment of Herpes Zoster Risk Among Recipients of COVID-19 Vaccine Nov 2022 doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.42240 FREE PDF - *did NOT find an increased risk of Herpes Zoester
- Real-world evidence from over one million COVID-19 vaccinations is consistent with reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus - April 2022 https://doi.org/10.1111/jdv.18184 FREE PDF
- "The researchers found that 0.2% and 0.11% of the vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, respectively, developed shingles in the 60 days after their clinic visits."
- 1.8X incresed risk - did not appear to mention age