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Herpes Zoster, also called shingles, is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in the body. Usually the virus does not cause any further problems; however, the virus may re-emerge years later, causing shingles.
mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may increase patients' concerns about side effects

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may increase patients' concerns about side effects

Vaccines can save lives and safeguard health and well-being

Vaccines can save lives and safeguard health and well-being

Despite all the talk, Covid vaccination does not infect people with shingles

Despite all the talk, Covid vaccination does not infect people with shingles

Research explores the cost-effectiveness of Sweden's national vaccination programs

Research explores the cost-effectiveness of Sweden's national vaccination programs

Come for your eye exam, leave with a band-aid on your arm

Come for your eye exam, leave with a band-aid on your arm

New trial tests combination antibody treatment for preventing COVID-19 illness

New trial tests combination antibody treatment for preventing COVID-19 illness

FDA approves first drug for patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome in nearly 14 years

FDA approves first drug for patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome in nearly 14 years

A subunit SARS-CoV-2 vaccine may offer broader protection against virus

A subunit SARS-CoV-2 vaccine may offer broader protection against virus

Key changes to Adult and Child Immunization schedule for 2020

Key changes to Adult and Child Immunization schedule for 2020

Many older people in Australia are missing out on shingles vaccination

Many older people in Australia are missing out on shingles vaccination

New antibody shows promise in active lupus

New antibody shows promise in active lupus

Study reveals safety, efficacy of live zoster vaccine for people taking TNF inhibitors

Study reveals safety, efficacy of live zoster vaccine for people taking TNF inhibitors

Vaccinating older adults against shingles is likely cost-effective in Canada

Vaccinating older adults against shingles is likely cost-effective in Canada

New shingles vaccine reduces outbreaks of painful rash among stem cell transplant patients

New shingles vaccine reduces outbreaks of painful rash among stem cell transplant patients

Oral steroid use in patients with inflammatory diseases increases risk of infection

Oral steroid use in patients with inflammatory diseases increases risk of infection

Chickenpox vaccine lessens likelihood of pediatric shingles

Chickenpox vaccine lessens likelihood of pediatric shingles

Study shows high incidence of herpes zoster ophthalmicus among older adults

Study shows high incidence of herpes zoster ophthalmicus among older adults

Scientific evidence for and against causal associations for 47 adverse effects after immunization

Scientific evidence for and against causal associations for 47 adverse effects after immunization

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

Having vaccine after shingles appear do not reduce the risk of stroke

Having vaccine after shingles appear do not reduce the risk of stroke