The world has now handily passed the one billion mark of COVID vaccine injection, with over 33 million in the United Kingdom alone, of which 13 million having received all doses. Some impressive numbers, following a rocky start. But hidden in this beautiful picture are growing stormclouds: several side effects have been identified, and more are being discovered regularly.
A link between vaccination and cases of shingles?
The French national agency for medicine safety (ANSM) has recently found cause for worry in some post-vaccination side effects. In one of its latest memos, the health agency has reported 112 suspicious incidences of shingles: 86 following a Pfizer vaccination, and 26 following Moderna.