Hi sir, I have one doubt regarding Herpes Zoster. Is it possible to get shingles or herpes zoster after taking the COVID vaccine (Covishield)?
Hi Pavani garu, Current scientific research indicates that neither COVID-19 itself nor any vaccine given to protect against it causes shingles. Reported side effects to COVID-19 vaccines have mostly been mild to moderate and short-lasting. They include: fever, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, diarrhoea, and pain at the injection site. The chances of any of these side effects following vaccination differ according to the specific COVID-19 vaccine. Covid-19 vaccinations do not infect recipients with shingles or any form of herpes virus. Herpes zoster is another word for shingles, i.e., an outbreak of a rash or blisters on the skin. It’s triggered by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) says. The researchers found herpes zoster infection was mild in the majority of cases, within several days of receiving the vaccine people with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIIRD). Although one patient had a case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus, which is when the virus impacts the eye. Some of the patients were treated with antiviral medication and had no symptoms up to six weeks later. Some of the patients completed their second dose of the vaccine without any other issues. Many studies are saying, if you have shingles or have recently been diagnosed with shingles, it is still recommended that you get the COVID-19 vaccine. Please call on +918885920000, for more details about Homoeopathic medicines for Herpes zoster and for online consultation. “There is no better time than now to start living healthy today”. Stay Healthy with one of the “Best Homoeopathic treatments” @ Dr. AnkiReddy’s clinic.