Why are shingles cases on the rise when a shingles vaccine has been on the market for nearly eight years?

The chickenpox vaccine is not fueling the rise in shingles cases, according to a new study.

Adults exposed to children with chickenpox develop immunity to shingles. So naturally, researchers had to ask the question: If fewer kids get chickenpox, will more adults get shingles?

A review of chickenpox and shingles rates over the years found no connection there.

No connection! So I guess we’re supposed to ignore the logic. Modern medicine just somehow managed to derail a natural immunity system.

Meanwhile, if the chickenpox shot isn’t affecting shingles immunity, then why ARE shingles rates on the rise?

After all, the shingles vaccine has been on the market for nearly eight years. Shouldn’t shingles rates be going DOWN by now?

Sources:
“Don’t Blame Chickenpox Vaccine for Shingles Rise: Researchers” HealthDay News, 12/3/13, healthday.com

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