TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — As the nation focuses on the COVID-19 vaccine, there is another vaccine doctors want you to get, especially if you’re 55 and older.
Doctors say your chances of developing shingles will increase dramatically if you’ve had COVID-19. They’re strongly advising people to get vaccinated against shingles.
Shingles is a reactivation of chickenpox that ravages the body with extremely painful blisters, and it tends to linger. Those who’ve had chickenpox can develop shingles later in life. The virus lives in your system and will remain dormant until there’s an outbreak, which can be triggered by stress and a weakened immune system, which is exactly what doctors have reported seeing in COVID-19 patients.
The new Covid jabs have never been tested with other jabs. But here, a doctor is telling Americans to get both at once. The sum of the whole could be much worse than the parts. But we do not know. Shingles is a dreadful condition. No one wants them. This is a new level of fear to move the vaccine "hesitant." Who knows if the COVID vaccine itself will trigger Shingles? No one. Soon Doctors will likely tell college students to get their meningitis and HPV jabs when they get COVID. Why not? Then babies can get their full CDC pediatric schedule PLUS the Covid jab.