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Shingles Eligibility

Shingles Vaccine

The criteria for a free NHS shingles vaccine has changed. Patients who are eligible for a vaccine are:

* those aged 70-79

* those who turn 65 on or after 1st September 2023

* people aged 50 and over who have a severely weakened immune system (this could include some people with blood cancer, some people with HIV or AIDS, some people who have had a recent stem cell transplant/chemotherapy/radiotherapy or an organ transplant, or those taking certain medications that severely weaken their immune system).

If you are eligible then please contact reception to book an appointment.

For more information please follow this link: https://www.nhs.uk/con…/vaccinations/shingles-vaccination/

If you do not qualify for a free shingles vaccine, you can pay for these privately at some of the larger pharmacy chains.