British-led patient study finds over 200 symptoms of long COVID-19
Of the diverse range of symptoms, others included: visual hallucinations, tremors, itchy skin, changes to the menstrual cycle, sexual dysfunction, heart palpitations, bladder control issues, shingles, memory loss, blurred vision, diarrhoea, and tinnitus. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2020 to 2021: evaluation reports, PHE (updated 5th July 2021)
This report evaluates the seventh year of the shingles vaccination programme which offers the shingles vaccine to those turning 70 and 78 years old respectively. Adults remain eligible until their 80th birthday. 5 July 2021 Updated main report. 21 June 2021 Updated report to correct an error in data from one GP IT supplier. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Are Reporting Unexpected Side Effects After COVID-19 Vaccination —But That’s Actually Normal
Abigail, a 29-year-old from New York City who asked to use a pseudonym to preserve her privacy, knew to expect some side effects after she got her second Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in February. The fever, body aches and fatigue she felt were nothing surprising. But when she began experiencing heavy, “stupidly painful, debilitating” menstrual periods, she felt blindsided. “I had not heard a single person talking about it,” she says. While scientists have not confirmed that COVID-19 vaccines can cause menstrual changes like Abigail’s, she feels confident the shot was her trigger, since she...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Covid vaccine and shingles: What are the symptoms of shingles? What causes it?
THE Covid vaccine has provided the sole option of exiting the pandemic and living restriction-free but has racked up a string of unfounded side-effect claims, among them shingles. What are the symptoms of shingles, and what causes it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Six with autoimmune conditions developed shingles after Pfizer vaccine
A new study from Israel found that 1.2% of patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases developed shingles after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID toes, Moderna arm, all-body rash: Vaccines can cause skin reactions but aren't dangerous, study says
A new study finds some COVID-19 vaccine skin reactions, including a measles-like rash and shingles, are rare, and thankfully brief, side effects. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Know About the Shingles Vaccine
What do you know about the shingles vaccine? Find out what it does and why it’s important for older adults to get vaccinated. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Long Does the Shingles Vaccine Last
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Will Have Enough COVID-19 Vaccines for All Adults by End of May, Biden Says
(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved shot. With the bolstered supply, Biden also announced he would be using the powers of the federal government to direct all states to prioritize vaccinating teachers, and said the federal government would provide the doses directly through its pharmacy program. He challenged states to administe...
Source: TIME: Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZEKE MILLER, LINDA A. JOHNSON and JONATHAN LEMIRE/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

What's the Difference Between Chickenpox and Shingles?
Title: What's the Difference Between Chickenpox and Shingles?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 1, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

How Long Is Shingles Contagious and How Is It Treated?
Title: How Long Is Shingles Contagious and How Is It Treated?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 1, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

What Do the First Signs of Shingles Look Like
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experts Debunk COVID-19 Vaccine –Shingles Link Experts Debunk COVID-19 Vaccine –Shingles Link
Infectious disease specialists, however, disagree that this is cause and effect, but interest in the possible connection remains high.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 10, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Shingles: Contagious, Treatment, and Causes
Title: Shingles: Contagious, Treatment, and CausesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 10, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Experts Debunk COVID-19 Vaccine-Shingles Link
Cases of shingles appearing are not surprising during the pandemic, but there's no evidence they are linked to the COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'How can I reduce nerve pain caused by shingles?': DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
Jenny Johnson,from Derbyshire, asks DR MARTIN SCURR: I've had shingles for six weeks. It's no longer contagious but is very painful. Is there anything that can reduce the nerve pain?' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: GP shares six new symptoms to be aware of - 'shingles'
THE NEW strain of coronavirus currently enveloping the UK only adds to the pressure put on frontline workers throughout the pandemic. Express.co.uk spoke exclusively with one GP to get an understanding of the range of symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination in pregnancy (VIP), PHE (updated 31st December 2020)
This guidance contains advice for health professionals on pregnant women who are vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19), chicken pox (varicella), shingles or measles, mumps, rubella. Recent updates: 31st December 2020 - updated Vaccination in pregnancy (VIP) notification form. 18th December 2020 - updated VIP notification form and added COVID-19 vaccine information. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’t Let the Pandemic Stop Your Shots
Even as older adults await the coronavirus vaccine, many are skipping the standard ones. That ’s not wise, health experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Whooping Cough Shingles (Disease) Diphtheria Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Influenza Elderly Epidemics Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Pneumonia your-feed-healthcare Vaccination and Immunization Hepatitis Tetanus Minorities Source Type: news

Cost-effective or not? New research on national vaccination programs
(University of Gothenburg) Immunizing children against chickenpox would save money, but offering shingles vaccinations to all 65-year-olds would not. These are examples of findings in a University of Gothenburg thesis exploring the cost-effectiveness of Sweden's national vaccination programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sir Cliff Richard health: ‘I had shingles all over my head and face’ Star's condition
SIR CLIFF RICHARD health: The iconic artist has entertained audiences for well over four decades. He has recalled how the time of his sex assault accusation caused immense stress for him and later developed shingles. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials Track Safety as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated Wednesday, has recovered. Doctors already knew to be on the lookout after Britain reported two similar cases last week. Related: Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration In the U.S., vaccine recipients are supposed ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Health Officials Track Safety as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated Wednesday, has recovered. Doctors already knew to be on the lookout after Britain reported two similar cases last week. Related: Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration In the U.S., vaccine recipients are supposed ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Health Officials Track Safety as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated Wednesday, has recovered. Doctors already knew to be on the lookout after Britain reported two similar cases last week. Related: Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration In the U.S., vaccine recipients are supposed ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Health Officials Track Safety as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated Wednesday, has recovered. Doctors already knew to be on the lookout after Britain reported two similar cases last week. Related: Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration In the U.S., vaccine recipients are supposed ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Health Officials Track Safety as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated Wednesday, has recovered. Doctors already knew to be on the lookout after Britain reported two similar cases last week. Related: Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration In the U.S., vaccine recipients are supposed ...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Health Officials Track Safety as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated Wednesday, has recovered. Doctors already knew to be on the lookout after Britain reported two similar cases last week. Related: Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration In the U.S., vaccine recipients are supposed ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

When a bout of shingles is a sign you've had silent Covid-19
Annette Guest, 69, a retired sales manager, developed shingles three weeks after having Covid-like symptoms - a pounding headache that lasted days and a sore throat - in early March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective In Early Tests
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Featured Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Moderna Moderna Therapeutics Source Type: news

Early Data Suggests Moderna ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is Nearly 95% Effective—And You Can Keep It in the Fridge
For the second time this month, there’s promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world. Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the company’s still ongoing study. A week ago, competitor Pfizer Inc. announced its own COVID-19 vaccine appeared similarly effective — news that puts both companies on track to seek permission within weeks for emergency use in the U.S. Dr. Stephen Hoge, Moderna’s presid...
Source: TIME: Science - November 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News News Desk wire Source Type: news

Early Data Suggests Moderna ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is Nearly 95% Effective—And You Can Keep It in the Fridge
For the second time this month, there’s promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world. Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the company’s still ongoing study. A week ago, competitor Pfizer Inc. announced its own COVID-19 vaccine appeared similarly effective — news that puts both companies on track to seek permission within weeks for emergency use in the U.S. Dr. Stephen Hoge, Moderna’s presid...
Source: TIME: Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News News Desk wire Source Type: news

Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll
Throughout the pandemic, people who never had the coronavirus have been reporting a host of unrelated symptoms: excruciating headaches, episodes of hair loss, sudden outbreaks of shingles, and more.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Shingles symptoms: Is shingles contagious?
SHINGLES is an infection that causes a rash in your skin for up to a month. Is shingles contagious? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Dose Of Coronavirus Vaccine Likely Won ’ t Be Enough; ‘ We ’ re Looking At Double Shots ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

Can You Have a Mild Case of Shingles?
Title: Can You Have a Mild Case of Shingles?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - August 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

What Does a Shingles Rash Look Like at First?
Title: What Does a Shingles Rash Look Like at First?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - August 11, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: How long will it be before I'm free from the pain of shingles?
DR ELLIE CANNON: During lockdown a larger-than-usual number of my patients got shingles. The condition lives dormant in our bodies and can, for a variety of reasons, become reactivated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

About One Third of Older Americans Receive Shingles Vaccine About One Third of Older Americans Receive Shingles Vaccine
A new CDC report looks at the proportion of people 60 and older who report shingles vaccination, as well as how rates vary in regard to sex, ethnicity, and other factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

One Third of Older People Get Shingles Vaccine
About One Third of Older Americans Receive Shingles Vaccine (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

2008 to 2018 Saw Increase in Shingles Vaccination in Over 60s
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- From 2008 to 2018, there was an increase in shingles vaccination among adults aged 60 years and older, with demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic variations in vaccination rates, according to a July data brief... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Herpes Zoster Infection With MS Treatment Higher in Women? Herpes Zoster Infection With MS Treatment Higher in Women?
A review of FDA reports also shows notably higher rates of shingles in women among younger patients taking disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

From migraines to asthma to shingles: The physical toll coronavirus-related stress takes on your body and how to combat it
The constant stress of living in the age of coronavirus is affecting more than your mental health and emotional coping abilities. It's likely taking a toll on your body as well. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I had to suffer shingles alone in quarantine, but I made it
When the backache started, she blamed long flights. But within days, Sarah Jorgensen found herself battling shingles and afraid to visit a doctor because of the coronavirus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus and a case of shingles left me more alone than any time in my life
The back pain started a few days after I began working from home. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Linked to Lower Stroke Risk Shingles Vaccine Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
New evidence suggests the Zoster Vaccine Live — administered to prevent shingles — could also reduce the risk of stroke in older adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
Title: Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
Overall stroke risk dropped 20% among patients under age 80 who got the shingles vaccine. In patients 80 and older, risk was cut by about 10%, said researchers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uptake of shingles vaccination is more likely if proactively offered in primary care
The shingles vaccination programme is intended for people aged between 70 and 80 years, but uptake in this group has been low. This survey found that people were more likely to have had the vaccine if it was proactively offered by a GP or nurse. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Seniors who get the shingles vaccine may gain stroke protection as well, a new study suggests. Shingles is a viral infection tied to heightened risk of stroke. But overall stroke risk dropped 20% among patients under age... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adult Exposure to Chickenpox Cuts Shingles Risk
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- The relative incidence of shingles is lower in adults after exposure to a household contact with chickenpox, but full protection is not achieved, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in The BMJ. Harriet Forbes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news