Can a COVID-19 Vaccine Increase Your Risk of Shingles?

Medically reviewed by Meredith Goodwin, MD, FAAFP — By Jill Seladi-Schulman, Ph.D., October 2022 HealthLine Shingles is a reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes chickenpox. It can lead to a painful, blistering skin rash. Shingles is also called herpes zoster. You may have read that some people develop shingles after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. While this is possible, it’s […]

Spinal cord involvement in COVID-19: A review

Ravindra Kumar Garg,1 Vimal Kumar Paliwal,2 and Ankit Gupta2 J Spinal Cord Med. 2023; 46(3): 390–404. Published online 2021 Mar 11. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2021.1888022 PMCID: PMC10114972PMID: 33705268 Abstract Context: Recent literature points towards myelitis, like encephalitis, as a common central nervous system complication of COVID-19. This review elaborates on disorders of the spinal cord caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Objectives: To review the published data about […]

What to know about shingles and the COVID-19 vaccine

Authors:  Alana Biggers, M.D., MPH —  Carolyn Farnsworth on January 24, 2022 Medical News Today Shingles is an uncomfortable common condition that causes a characteristic rash, among other symptoms. Some studies suggest a link between COVID-19 vaccines and reactivation of the virus that causes shingles. While evidence suggests this could be possible, it is at the very least […]