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From the 1/14/2022 release of VAERS data:

Found 5,973 cases where Vaccine is VARZOS and Serious and Submission Date on/before '2015-09-30'

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VAERS ID: 292125 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 93.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Unknown  
Vaccinated:0000-00-00
Onset:0000-00-00
Submitted: 2007-10-03
Entered: 2007-10-04
   Days after submission:1
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
VARZOS: ZOSTER LIVE (ZOSTAVAX) / MERCK & CO. INC. - / UNK UN / UN

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Death
SMQs:

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? Yes
   Date died: 2007-08-22
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: antimicrobial (unspecified)
Current Illness: Pneumonia
Preexisting Conditions: Unknown PMH: chronic dementia, Alzheimer''s, hypothyroidism, hyperlipidemia, recurrent UTI, DJD
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: Unknown LABS: WBC 21.21, neutros 93.6 (H), lymphs 3.7 (L), monos 2.3 (L), segs 91 (H). UA (+) for UTI. Blood c/s neg.
CDC Split Type: WAES0709USA04329

Write-up: Information has been received from a nurse practitioner (N.P.) concerning a 93-year-old immunocompromised female who was vaccinated with a 0.65 ml dose of Zostavax. Concomitant therapy included an unspecified antibiotic. It was reported that the patient was just out of the hospital for pneumonia, received Zostavax. Subsequently, the patient died. The cause of death was unknown. No further information was available at the time of this report. No product quality complaint was involved. Additional information has been requested. 10/16/07 Reviewed ER medical records of 8/19/07 which reveal patient seen for UTI. Exam revealed bilateral basilar rales & cool purple feet. Tx w/IV antibiotics & IVF. Foley catheter inserted. D/C to nursing home to continue IV antibiotics x 5 more days. 4/1/08 Reviewed death certificate which states COD as urosepsis.


VAERS ID: 292367 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 83.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Montana  
Vaccinated:2007-09-22
Onset:2007-09-24
   Days after vaccination:2
Submitted: 2007-10-05
   Days after onset:11
Entered: 2007-10-05
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
VARZOS: ZOSTER LIVE (ZOSTAVAX) / MERCK & CO. INC. 0356U / 1 UN / SC

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Private
Symptoms: Cellulitis, Injection site nodule, Pneumonia, Rash erythematous, Skin warm, Swelling, Tenderness
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Angioedema (broad), Extravasation events (injections, infusions and implants) (broad), Haemodynamic oedema, effusions and fluid overload (narrow), Eosinophilic pneumonia (broad), Hypersensitivity (narrow), Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome (broad), Infective pneumonia (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? Yes
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, 4 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: None. PMH: Bilateral Cataract extractions. Varicose Vein Stripping. Mitral Valve Replacement with Tricuspid repair and Annuloplasty Ring and closure of ASD. Hysterectomy. Bladder Surgery. Recurrent UTIs. Small Bowel resection. Rectal prolapse. Chronic A-fib. Chronic anti-coagulation. Osteoporosis. S/P Ventricular Fibrillation arrest, 2'' to prolonged QT while on Amioderone.
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: labs and Diagnostics: CBC with WBCs of 13.2 on admission with 69 neutrophils and 16 bands and 9.1 segs. Sputum cx with usual flora and many WBCs on Gram stain. Echo showed no eveidence of endocarditis. EKG abnormal in bigeminy. PT 24.3 with INR of 2.2.
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Red rash, warm, swollen, slightly tender to touch - Cellulitis. Knot at injection site. Hospitalized for pneumonia (separate?). 10/18/2007 MR received for hospital DOS 9/27/2007-10/01/2007 for D/C DX: Cellulitis, L Arm following Shingles injection. Possible Pneumonitis. Possible UTI. Pt awoke during the night with shaking chills and presented with fever and SOB. Swelling noted at injection site and pt feels a lump there. Tenderness noted on PE. Pt was txd with abx and released


VAERS ID: 292395 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 63.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Utah  
Vaccinated:2007-09-27
Onset:2007-09-29
   Days after vaccination:2
Submitted: 2007-10-03
   Days after onset:4
Entered: 2007-10-08
   Days after submission:5
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
VARZOS: ZOSTER LIVE (ZOSTAVAX) / MERCK & CO. INC. 0740U / 1 LA / SC

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Cardiac arrest, Death
SMQs:, Torsade de pointes/QT prolongation (broad), Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Arrhythmia related investigations, signs and symptoms (broad), Shock-associated circulatory or cardiac conditions (excl torsade de pointes) (narrow), Acute central respiratory depression (broad), Cardiomyopathy (broad), Respiratory failure (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? Yes
   Date died: 2007-09-29
   Days after onset: 0
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: Hypertension
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: None
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: vaccine given 9/27/07 died in sleep 9/29/07 presumed cardiac arrest by autopsy. 1/15/08 Reviewed autopsy report which states COD as occlusive coronary artery disease with HTN & sleep apnea as contributing factors. Findings at autopsy included: RCA 70% occluded; LAD 80-90% occluded; LCA 70% occluded; microscopic evidence of ischemic heart disease w/increased fibrosis in tissue; fatty infiltration into RV wall of heart; and chronic HTN. Patient died in his sleep after recently c/o being tired.


VAERS ID: 293089 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age:   
Sex: Male  
Location: Texas  
Vaccinated:2007-10-02
Onset:2007-10-02
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 2007-10-12
   Days after onset:10
Entered: 2007-10-15
   Days after submission:3
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
VARZOS: ZOSTER LIVE (ZOSTAVAX) / MERCK & CO. INC. - / UNK UN / SC

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Body temperature increased, Nausea, Pyrexia, Vomiting
SMQs:, Acute pancreatitis (broad), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Gastrointestinal nonspecific symptoms and therapeutic procedures (narrow), Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? Yes
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: None
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: None
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: body temp 10/02/07 - High fever
CDC Split Type: WAES0710USA00792

Write-up: Information has been received from a nurse concerning a male physician with no medical history or allergies who on 02-OCT-2007 was vaccinated SC once with a 0.65 ml dose of Zostavax. There was no concomitant medication. On 02-OCT-2007, after vaccination the patient developed high fever, nausea and vomiting. The patient received some intravenous fluids. It was reported that the physician could not work on 03-OCT-2007 due to symptoms. No diagnostic laboratory tests were undertaken. A product quality complaint was not involved. The patient''s experiences were considered to be disabling by the reporter. Additional information has been requested.


VAERS ID: 293271 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 63.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Minnesota  
Vaccinated:2007-09-23
Onset:2007-10-04
   Days after vaccination:11
Submitted: 2007-10-15
   Days after onset:11
Entered: 2007-10-16
   Days after submission:1
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
VARZOS: ZOSTER LIVE (ZOSTAVAX) / MERCK & CO. INC. - / 1 UN / SC

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Eye pain, Herpes zoster, Myelitis, Pain, Paraesthesia, Rash
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Glaucoma (broad), Hypersensitivity (narrow), Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome (broad), Opportunistic infections (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? Yes
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: [therapy unspecified]
Current Illness: Hyperlipidaemia; Hypertension
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: None
CDC Split Type: WAES0710USA01919

Write-up: Information has been received from a physician concerning a 63 year old healthy female with hyperlipidaemia and hypertension who on 23-SEP-2007 was vaccinated subcutaneously with Zostavax. Concomitant therapy included unspecified medications for hyperlipidaemia and hypertension. The patient came into the office presenting a very severe shingles reaction. She started having symptoms on 04-OCT-2007 and it became very serious by 06-OCT-2007. The patient experienced excruciating pain and the physician identified a shingles rash in her genital area, buttocks and leg. She had vesicular lesions on the right side of her labia and buttocks and had electric shock sensations down her right leg. The physician reported that this was the worst case of shingles she had ever seen, and mentioned myelitis. According to the physician, it seemed like a systemic reaction and did not fit the typical presentation. The patient also experienced knife-like pain in her right eye and was referred to an ophthalmologist. No facial lesions were noted. No lab/diagnostic studies were performed. Treatment included valacyclovir hydrochloride (VALTREX) and gabapentin (NEURONTIN). As of 09-OCT-2007, the patient had not recovered. The physician considered the very severe shingles reaction to be disabling due to the significant pain. Additional information has been requested.


VAERS ID: 293272 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age:   
Sex: Male  
Location: California  
Vaccinated:0000-00-00
Onset:0000-00-00
Submitted: 2007-10-15
Entered: 2007-10-16
   Days after submission:1
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
FLUX: INFLUENZA (SEASONAL) (NO BRAND NAME) / UNKNOWN MANUFACTURER - / UNK UN / UN
TTOX: TETANUS TOXOID (NO BRAND NAME) / UNKNOWN MANUFACTURER - / UNK UN / UN
VARZOS: ZOSTER LIVE (ZOSTAVAX) / MERCK & CO. INC. - / UNK UN / UN

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Haemoglobin decreased
SMQs:, Haematopoietic erythropenia (broad), Haemorrhage laboratory terms (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? Yes
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Unknown
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: hemoglobin levels dropped
CDC Split Type: WAES0710USA02741

Write-up: Information has been received from a physician concerning a male who, on an unspecified date, was vaccinated with a single dose of Zostavax (Oka/Merck). Vaccinations received on the same day included tetanus toxoid (manufacturer unknown) and influenza virus vaccine (unspecified) (manufacturer unknown). The physician reported that after receiving the vaccinations the patient''s hemoglobin levels dropped. The patient was sent to the hospital and admitted. There was no product quality complaint. Hemoglobin levels dropped was considered to be disabling. Additional information has been requested.


VAERS ID: 293387 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 60.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Unknown  
Vaccinated:0000-00-00
Onset:0000-00-00
Submitted: 2007-10-16
Entered: 2007-10-17
   Days after submission:1
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
VARZOS: ZOSTER LIVE (ZOSTAVAX) / MERCK & CO. INC. - / UNK UN / SC

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Death
SMQs:

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? Yes
   Date died: 0000-00-00
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Unknown
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Unknown
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: Unknown
CDC Split Type: WAES0710USA02394

Write-up: Information has been received from a consumer concerning a 60 or 70 year old female who was vaccinated SC once with a 0.65 ml dose of Zostavax (Oka/Merck). The reporter stated that "her friend told her that she had heard of another person who died after receiving Zostavax (Oka/Merck)." The reporter stated that it was unknown whether the death was related to vaccination, and the reporter noted that she did not have complete adverse information. Additional information is not expected.


VAERS ID: 293394 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 65.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Unknown  
Vaccinated:2007-10-03
Onset:2007-10-03
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 2007-10-16
   Days after onset:13
Entered: 2007-10-17
   Days after submission:1
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
PPV: PNEUMO (PNEUMOVAX) / MERCK & CO. INC. - / UNK UN / UN
VARZOS: ZOSTER LIVE (ZOSTAVAX) / MERCK & CO. INC. - / UNK UN / UN

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Dizziness, Fall, Hyperhidrosis, Leukocytosis, Mobility decreased, Pain, White blood cell disorder
SMQs:, Haematopoietic leukopenia (broad), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Parkinson-like events (broad), Accidents and injuries (narrow), Vestibular disorders (broad), Tendinopathies and ligament disorders (broad), Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome (broad), Hypoglycaemia (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? Yes
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, 0 days
   Extended hospital stay? Yes
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: ADDERALL TABLETS; NEXIUM; DIFLUCAN
Current Illness: Drug hypersensitivity
Preexisting Conditions: Skin candida; Depression
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: WBC count 10/03?/07 - leucocytosis
CDC Split Type: WAES0710USA01408

Write-up: Information has been received from a pharmacist concerning a 65 year old male with an aspirin allergy and a history of cutaneous candidiasis and depression who on 03-OCT-2007 was vaccinated with a dose of Pneumovax 23. Concomitant vaccination on the same day and in the same arm included Zostavax (MSD). Other concomitant therapy included fluconazole (DIFLUCAN), amphetamine aspartate/amphetamineSO4/dex (ADDERALL) and esomeprazole magnesium (NEXIUM). On 03-OCT-2007 the patient presented with pain in the arm and shoulder. The patient was unable to move his arm and became sweaty, dizzy, and fell down. The patient was hospitalized. A white blood cell count revealed Leukocytosis. At the time of the report the patient was recovering. This is one of several reports received from the same source. The pharmacist considered pain in the arm and shoulder, sweaty, dizzy, and falling down to be serious events due to hospitalization. Additional information has been requested.


VAERS ID: 293405 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 72.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Texas  
Vaccinated:2007-04-16
Onset:2007-10-05
   Days after vaccination:172
Submitted: 2007-10-16
   Days after onset:11
Entered: 2007-10-17
   Days after submission:1
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
VARZOS: ZOSTER LIVE (ZOSTAVAX) / MERCK & CO. INC. 1476F / UNK UN / SC

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Herpes zoster, Pain
SMQs:, Opportunistic infections (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? Yes
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: VYTORIN
Current Illness: Penicillin allergy
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: None
CDC Split Type: WAES0710USA02539

Write-up: Information has been received from a physician concerning a 73 year old female with no medical history and penicillin allergy who on 16-APR-2007 was vaccinated SC on right arm with a single dose of Zostavax (Oka/Merck) (Lot 3 656412/1476F). Concomitant therapy included 10mg/20 mg once daily ezetimibe (+) simvastatin (MSD). On 05-OCT-2007 the patient developed shingles on her "bottom" which was described very painful to sit. The patient was prescribed valacyclovir hydrochloride (VALTREX), prednisone and hydrocodone for her symptoms. No diagnostic laboratory tests were undertaken. At the time of report the patient had not recovered. A product quality complaint was not involved. The patient''s experience was considered to be disabling by the reporter. Additional information has been requested.


VAERS ID: 293571 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age:   
Sex: Female  
Location: Florida  
Vaccinated:2007-08-30
Onset:2007-10-05
   Days after vaccination:36
Submitted: 2007-10-17
   Days after onset:12
Entered: 2007-10-18
   Days after submission:1
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
VARZOS: ZOSTER LIVE (ZOSTAVAX) / MERCK & CO. INC. - / UNK UN / UN

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Guillain-Barre syndrome, Muscular weakness, Musculoskeletal pain
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Demyelination (narrow), Tendinopathies and ligament disorders (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? Yes
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, 0 days
   Extended hospital stay? Yes
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Unknown
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Unknown
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: Unknown
CDC Split Type: WAES0710USA02991

Write-up: Information has been received from a physician concerning a female (age not reported) who on approximately 30-AUG-2007 "6 weeks ago" was vaccinated with Zostavax (Oka/Merck). On approximately 05-OCT-2007 "one week ago", the patient experienced pain in the buttocks to weakness to the lower extremities. The physician believes the patient may have Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The patient''s experience caused hospitalization. At the time of the report, the patient remained hospitalized. Additional information has been requested.


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