You’re eligible for the shingles vaccine if you’re aged 70 or 78 years old for free.
In addition, anyone who was previously eligible 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.
You can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year, as soon as you turn 70 or 78.
If you are unsure if you are eligible, our receptionist will be able to let you know.
To find out more or to book your shingles vaccine appointment, please call the surgery.