Shingles Vaccination

Patients aged 70 years & also those patients born between 1.9.1942 – 1.9.1946 & patients aged 78 & 79 born between 2.9.1937 – 1.9.1938 are eligible to receive a Shingles Vaccination. It is not able to be given once you become 80 years old.

What is Shingles?

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus) in people who have previously had chickenpox.

About the Vaccine

The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. However some patients do still develop the infection, but their symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.

The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection into the upper arm. Unlike the flu jab, you’ll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year.

Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial rash has healed. And shingles is fatal for around 1 in 1,000 over-70s who develop it.

It’s fine to have the shingles vaccine if you’ve already had shingles. The shingles vaccine works very well in people who have had shingles before and it will boost your immunity against further shingles attacks.

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Meningitis ACWY

Has your child been immunised against Meningitis ACWY?

Patients born between 1.9.1996 – 31.8.1999 are eligible to receive the vaccine &also first year freshers university students as well.

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