You were aged
2002
on 1st September 2016
This means you may be
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

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 to receive vaccination this year. If you are eligible, your GP surgery may
contact you and ask you to book an appointment.

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


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, 78
or 79 on 1st September 2016.

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

People 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.

Please note: programme details may vary depending on which country you are in.
Please speak to your GP surgery regarding eligibility.