(STUDY) Is shingles a new side effect from Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine?

CDC image of an outbreak of shingles (not post-vaccination)

About 1% of 491 people with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIIRD) developed shingles shortly after receiving the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine.

No people in the control group developed shingles after being vaccinated. That’s according to a recent report in medpagetoday.com.

Tel Aviv Medical Center and the Carmel Medical Center in Haifa monitored patients with AIIRD (such as rheumatoid arthritis) during a 6-week post-vaccination period, according to the report.

Little has been known about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines among patients with rheumatic diseases, because immunosuppressed individuals were not included in the initial clinical trials.

Victoria Furer, M.D., Tel Aviv University

It is said the observational study suggests the need for epidemiologic studies on the safety of the mRNA-based Covid-19 vaccines in patients with AIIRD.

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10 thoughts on “(STUDY) Is shingles a new side effect from Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine?”

  1. I understand that shingles are a thing that many people get if they had chicken pox as kids. There are vaccines for adults that are supposed to prevent shingles. I was told to get the shots when I became a senior citizen. I will definitely not get the Covid vaccine if this is the case. I don’t want to get the vaccine anyway because I understand that they are made using stem cells of aborted babies and I am a Catholic and I refuse to take it on those grounds.

    1. as with so many viruses, one can only combat the symptoms, not the virus itself and shingles come from the herpes zoster virus (which is the same virus that also causes chicken pox). the best way to overcome this nonsensical vaccination is to continue to take good care of your own immune system.

    2. I had a shingles episode after my third shot, I previously thought I had been vaccinated for shingles, had I realized this was a side effect I would have waited, but since there is little information concerning I did not wait now I have to suffer through the pain and discomfort. Thanks medical world

      1. There are a lot of reported shingles/herpes zoster infections after covid vaccine. Read my new analysis on the home page of 80 common vaccine adverse events. Thank you and please get better soon

    1. Hmmmm This vaccine is one i will refuse itsounds scammy& made political to try to make biden look like a good guy, I don’t
      buy anything he is for i am against,
      his incompetence is
      A fright.

    2. I am unvaccinated and work around people who are and am in the middle of an outbreak now at 31 years old. I am immunocompromised and assume this is playing a part in what is going on. It’s absolutely wild.

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