AGED 70, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2014?
You may be eligible to receive a vaccination against shingles! please ring the surgery.
Year 2 of the national shingles programme begins on 1st September 2014.
As older people are more likely to get shingles, the new national shingles immunisation programme is for people aged 70, 78 or 79 on 1 September 2014
Who will get the vaccine?
70years (i.e. all those born between 2 September 1943 & 1 September 1944, inclusive)
78 years (i.e. all those born between 2 September 1935 & 1 September 1936, inclusive)
79 years (i.e. all those born between 2 September 1934 & 1 September 1935, inclusive)
Other age groups will be introduced in future years to ensure all people aged 70 to 79 are offered vaccination against shingles.
To find out more information, please follow the link to the NHS Choices website: