The shingles vaccination programme is being delivered at the practice. You will be invited as you become eligible. Please see the information below which explains who is eligible to receive the vaccine.
Who will get the shingles vaccine
From 1 September 2023, the vaccine programme is being offered to the following:
- healthy people aged 70 to 79 years who have not yet been vaccinated
- people aged 50 years and over with a severely weakened immune system
- healthy people aged 60 to 70 years will become eligible for the vaccine over the next 5 years, when they turn 65 or 70 years. If you are aged 66-69 you are not eligible and will become eligible as you turn 70.
You will remain eligible for the shingles vaccine until your 80th birthday, unless you have a weakened immune system; people with a severely weakened immune system remain eligible for vaccine. The sooner you have the vaccine, the earlier you will be protected.