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Shingles risk increase 15% with COVID and if COVID vaccine in those under age 50 – Jan 2023

Shingles Activation Associated With COVID Jab

Mercola Jan 2023

  • "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

VitaminDWiki - Shingles and vitamin D (Magnesium also helps)