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Re: Can Herpes Zoster ophthalmicus (Shingles) affect the Alzheimer's brain?

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:50 am
by rjkmhk
I'm trying to decide if my husband and I should get the shingles vaccine...any thoughts one way or the other? Thanks!

Re: Can Herpes Zoster ophthalmicus (Shingles) affect the Alzheimer's brain?

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:54 pm
by slacker
rjkmhk wrote:I'm trying to decide if my husband and I should get the shingles vaccine...any thoughts one way or the other?


Here is the recommendation from the CDC. The newer Shingrix vaccine is considered superior. There have been shortages of the vaccine in the US.

Re: Can Herpes Zoster ophthalmicus (Shingles) affect the Alzheimer's brain?

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:59 pm
by BrianR
slacker wrote:There have been shortages of the vaccine in the US.

Just to note that the Shingrix shortage seemed to have cleared up last year. I was able to get the vaccinations in the late summer/early fall of last year (2019) on a walk-in basis.

Re: Can Herpes Zoster ophthalmicus (Shingles) affect the Alzheimer's brain?

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:48 pm
by Britta
NancyM wrote:My father also seemed to suffer cognitively with the onset of shingles, and that was shortly before he was diagnosed with AD. It made enough of an impression on me that I decided to get the shingles vaccine recently even though I tend to avoid other vaccines due to the fear of toxins.

I wish I had known about the vaccine before. Now that my father got sick, I read about it and consider it for myself as well.

Re: Can Herpes Zoster ophthalmicus (Shingles) affect the Alzheimer's brain?

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:19 pm
by Bomag
Should a Shingrex vaccination be standard for 4/4s? Is there any reason to avoid it?

Re: Can Herpes Zoster ophthalmicus (Shingles) affect the Alzheimer's brain?

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:53 am
by slacker
Bomag wrote:Should a Shingrex vaccination be standard for 4/4s? Is there any reason to avoid it?


I linked to the CDC website earlier in this thread. It discusses who should get and who should not. While I think everyone who qualifies should get it, I haven't yet even though I qualify (do as I say, not as I do)! Will probably start this year as I turn 60. :lol: The older we get, the higher the risk of getting shingles.

Re: Can Herpes Zoster ophthalmicus (Shingles) affect the Alzheimer's brain?

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:09 am
by Plumster
I plan to get the vaccine in a few weeks, if possible. I read that it does not contain aluminum, thankfully.

I know three people who have had shingles and they were in their 30s and 40s. One of them even got it twice.

Re: Can Herpes Zoster ophthalmicus (Shingles) affect the Alzheimer's brain?

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:20 am
by circular
I've just sent an email to the corresponding author requesting full text to see if vitamin D helped prevent shingles:

Vitamin D is closely linked to the clinical courses of herpes zoster: From pathogenesis to complications

I've had the earlier shingles vaccine but will be getting the new one too.