Christine E. de Guia, MD,
Ivy S. Cagulada, MD,
Jonella Jean F. Nicolas, MD,
Cecilia R. Rosete, MD, FPDS,
Czarina P. Chavez, DipClinRes, MD, FPDS
INTRODUCTION :The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused a global health crisis, necessitating the development
of vaccines. An emerging cutaneous reaction is herpes zoster.
CASE SERIES: We present 7 cases of Filipino patients who developed herpes zoster after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Four patients received Sinovac Biotech Ltd (CoronaVac), 2 patients received Oxford AstraZeneca, and 1 patient received Pfizer-BioN-
Tech (COMIRNATY). Five patients developed herpes zoster after their first dose of the vaccine, while 2 patients developed herpes zoster after their second dose. All patients were prescribed anti-viral medication, after which resolution of the lesions was
CONCLUSION : As more vaccines are administered, further surveillance is necessary to expand our understanding of a possible association between herpes zoster and COVID-19 vaccines. Additionally, awareness of cutaneous reactions following COVID-19 vaccines and their disease course can contribute to shifting the attitude towards pro-vaccination.
KEYWORDS COVID-19 vaccine, herpes zoster, COVID-19
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