... vaccination 3 weeks ago and has developed rash which will not go away. Looks very like shingles
Sorry to answer so late, three weeks before the shingles rash develops is not long enough for the vaccine to do much... he could've gotten very unlucky and gotten it before the vaccine could help...
BUT... Shingles likes to develop in one place (one arm, one leg, one side of chest, one side of face) because it travels up nerve groups. Because of that it often has deep bone pain, too. So if the only thing that hurts is the skin, it is probably not shingles.
There are a bunch of things that can look like shingles, from poison ivy or bad exposure to a detergent you're suddenly allergic to, to fungal infections, eczema, scabbies.
So... time to visit the doctor, which I hope you did.
I hope you can come back and tell us what it was!!
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