You were aged
on 1st September 2016
This means you are currently
not eligible
to receive a free shingles
vaccination as part of the
national programme.
For more information on the national shingles immunisation programme and eligible patient cohorts for this year, click here.

Please speak to your GP or practice nurse if you require any
further advice.
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Shingles immunisation
programme in Scotland

The Department of Health introduced the national shingles
immunisation programme for people aged 70-79 to help protect
those who are most at risk from shingles and its complications.

As the programme will be phased in over the next few years, not everyone will be eligible for vaccination this year. If you are eligible, your GP surgery may contact you and ask you to book an appointment.

Who will receive vaccination?

Eligible groups are defined by age on 1st September. Vaccination is currently being offered to those people who were aged 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 77, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2016.

Eligibility calculator
Enter your date of birth below to check if you are eligible for vaccination:

What about people aged
under 70 or over 79 on
1st September 2016?

People aged under 70 will be
offered vaccination against
shingles in the year following
their seventieth birthday. People
aged 80 and over are not part of
the national programme because
vaccination seems to be less
effective in this age group.