I reluctantly had the shingles vaccine in May 2016. I am 72 and female, I had shingles when I was 18 years-old. I have never been allergic to anything and 6 weeks after the vaccine I developed hives.
Three months later I still have them and have deduced that one of my triggers, as far as I can tell, is walnuts. I am going to an allergist and hope I can find out which foods to avoid, if any. I believe the shingles vaccine has brought these hives on.
They continue to spread and come and go. Some itch and others don’t, they are all sizes and shapes. It takes days for the red discoloration to go away.