Shingles Vaccine for 70, 78 and 79 year olds

The shingles vaccine will be given as a single injection to anyone aged 70, 78 or 79. The new programme will be phased in over a period of time due to both vaccine supply and ensuring a manageable implementation process. This year, the 1st year of the programme, the vaccine will be offered to those who are 70, 78 and 79 years.

Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial rash has healed.  And shingles is fatal for around 1 in 1,000 over-70s who develop it. flujabs.jpg

The vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles.  If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.

To receive the vaccine we would like to invite you to contact reception to make an appointment.

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