This vaccine is now routinely offered on the NHS to older people. It is given as a single injection for anyone aged. The shingles vaccination is to be initially offered to patients who are 70, 78 and 79 as at 1st September 2014 ie:
- 70 years old born between 02.09.43 – 01.09.44
- 78 years old born between 02.09.35 – 01.09.36
- 79 years old born between 02.09.34 – 01.09.35
Patients fitting the right age criteria will be invited to the surgery for this vaccination over the course of the next few months. If you wish to have the shingles vaccine and you are not eligible for the NHS vaccination programme, you will need to visit a private clinic. Private vaccination is likely to cost £150-200.