Correspondence

Shingles immunisation programme letter from September 2016

This letter provides information on the fourth year of the shingles immunisation programme from 1 September 2016.

This publication was withdrawn on

Please see the shingles collection for the latest information.

Documents

Shingles immunisation programme letter from September 2016

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

Eligibility for the programme is determined by the patient’s age on 1 September 2016. From this date:

  • immunisation should be offered to patients
    • aged 70 for the routine programme
    • aged 78 for the catch-up programme

GPs may also continue to offer immunisation to all those who became eligible from 1 September 2013 (those aged 71 to 73, and 79 on 1 September 2016), if they have not already been immunised, until their 80th birthday.

Published 30 June 2016