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Howlikelyam I to get shingles?

It's estimated around 1 in 4 people will have at least one episode of shingles during their life.

Adapted from van Hoek et al. Vaccine.2009;27:1454-1467.

It is not fully understood why the shingles virus reactivates in some people and not others, but it is thought to be due to a weaker immune system.

The immune system weakens with age and so the chance of developing shingles increases as we get older. It is most common and tends to be more severe in people aged over 70 years.1

1. van Hoek et al. Vaccine.2009;27:1454-1467.

Reporting of side effects.If you get any side effects with any medicines, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the medicines package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme atyellowcard.mhra.gov.ukor by searching for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
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