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Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2015 to 2016: evaluation report

Evaluation of the third year of the shingles vaccination programme in England from 2015 to 2016.

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Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2015 to 2016: report for England

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Shingles vaccine coverage in England by age cohort, Clinical Commissioning Group and Local Authority: 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2016

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The shingles vaccination programme aims to reduce the incidence and severity of shingles in those targeted by the programme by boosting individuals’ pre-existing varicella zoster virus immunity.

This report highlights the lower coverage achieved in the routine and catch-up cohort in 2015 to 2016 compared with previous years. GPs are urged to continue to offer vaccinations to these cohorts as per current guidance, to improve protection in these age groups.

In the third year of the programme (2015 to 2016), the vaccine was offered to adults:

  • aged 70 years on 1 September 2015 (born between 2 September 1944 and 1 September 1945)
  • aged 78 years on 1 September 2015 (born between 2 September 1936 and 1 September 1937)

Last year’s report for comparison.

Published 25 November 2016
Last updated 26 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Data file amended: Heading (column K) amended in the Local Team and Area Team worksheets.
  2. First published.