SHINGLES VACCINATION

Offer of shingles vaccine

Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) can be a very painful nerve and skin condition and is more common among older people. Shingles vaccination can reduce your chance of getting shingles, or, if you do get shingles, it can reduce how severe or long lasting the symptoms can be.

The vaccination is being offered to specific age groups.   (born between 2/9/35 and 1/9/39 or between 2/9/42 and 1/9/45) 

Like most vaccinations, it will be given as an injection in your upper arm.  This is a one-off vaccine and you do not need to get it more than once in your lifetime.

If you fall within this category please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.