Who can have the shingles vaccine?
You’re eligible for the shingles vaccine if you’re aged 70 or 78 years old. In addition, anyone who was previously eligible (born on or after September 2 1942) but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday. The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 and over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.
When you’re eligible, you can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year. Contact us NOW to check if you are eligible and make your appointment.
Is shingles serious?
Yes, it can be. Not only can shingles be very painful and uncomfortable, some people are left with long-lasting pain called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) for years after the initial rash has healed. Very occasionally, shingles can be fatal.
More detailed information is available on the NHS.uk website