Shingles Vaccination

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. A vaccine to prevent shingles, is now available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s.

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

For more information about both shingles and the vaccination programe please click on the link below:
http://www.patient.co.uk/health/shingles-herpes-zoster-leaflet