Get your Shingles vaccination

Shingles (also called herpes zoster) is the disease caused when the chickenpox virus reactivates. Shingles can cause severe pain that can last for months, especially for older people.

Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you from serious disease caused by shingles.

Anyone aged 70-79 years old who wants to protect themselves against shingles should talk to their doctor about getting immunised. Its recommended. The vaccine is free, but you may pay a GP consultations fee to give it to you.

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