Shingles Programme 2019-20
Who can have the shingles vaccine?
People in their 70’s born on or after 2 September 1942 and those aged 78 or 79 years are eligible for shingles vaccination.
You are eligible for the shingles vaccine if you are aged 70 or 79 years old.
In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the previous three years of the programme but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
- people in their 70s who were born after 1 September 1942
- people aged 78 & 79 years
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, though many people will find it convenient to have it at the same time as their annual flu vaccination.
Please contact the surgery if you are in this group for an appointment.