Information for people who are
eligible for shingles vaccination

In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
If you were aged 79 on 1st September 2014, you only have until
31st August 2015 to have a free shingles vaccination under the
national programme. For more information, click here.

In Wales
If you are eligible for a shingles vaccination under the national
programme, you can only be vaccinated before your 80th birthday.
For more information, click here.

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Shingles is a condition that is caused by
the reactivation of the chickenpox virus.

90% of adults raised in the UK have had chickenpox, although not
everyone may recall having it. If you have had chickenpox then you
are at risk of developing shingles.

The Department of Health introduced the national shingles
immunisation programme in adults aged between 70-79 years,
to help protect against shingles and its complications. For more
information and to find out if you’re eligible for shingles vaccination,
click here.

For more information about shingles click
on the sections shown on the left of this page,
or speak to your GP or practice nurse.