Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
0 198 78 3,087 3,170
AB
1 512 92 8,883 9,006
SK
12 239 73 7,802 8,008
MB
18 503 95 8,936 9,150
ON
1 124 37 2,869 2,924
QC
0 14 6 745 761
Atlantic
0 0 0 22 23
North60
3 65 10 1,273 1,367
 

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COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause shingles, but may lead to flare-ups, experts say – CTV

July 20, 2021

TORONTO — While some are suggesting on social media that shingles may be a side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine, experts say there is no evidence to suggest that the vaccines cause shingles.

However, studies suggest COVID-19 infection or vaccination against the disease may “reactivate” the virus if a person already has had shingles or chickenpox.

Dr. Gerald Evans, chair of Queen’s University’s infectious diseases division in Kingston, Ont., told CTVNews.ca on Tuesday that he is not surprised some people reported a shingles flare-up after being vaccinated.

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a viral infection caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Shingles often shows up as a painful skin rash with blisters, usually on part of one side of the body.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines-don-t-cause-shingles-but-may-lead-to-flare-ups-experts-say-1.5516488

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