The following is a 7th day reaction to a pair of vaccines, shingles and pneumonia.
Note the following:
- This patient has been diagnosed with shingles twice in the past (more than 5 years previously).
- This patient has been diagnosed with pneumonia multiple times in the past (more than five years previously).
- The redness and swelling is accompanied by heat.
- By day 9, the pain, redness, and heat had dissipated, without any intervention.
- Redness was visible starting the evening of the vaccination and built to a peak on day 7.
Getting a shingles vaccine is important to people with HATS, because studies appear to indicate that their patients who have previously experienced chickenpox are significantly more likely to experience shingles, according to some upcoming research. However, knowing that these vaccinations could cause these types of reactions could help patients to plan their scheduling accordingly.
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