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Covid vaccine and shingles: What are the symptoms of shingles? What causes it?

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The patients who developed shingles were all women with stable autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIIRD).

Due to this condition, they had not received the shingles or chickenpox vaccine, and they were on immunosuppressant drugs.

As such, any vaccine could have made them susceptible to shingles, and scientists haven’t drawn a causal relationship between shingles and the jab.

Nina Shapiro, Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), said: “The study design is not structured to determine a causal relationship between [COVID-19] vaccination and HZ [herpes zoster].”



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