Shingles immunisation programme letter from September 2016

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

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Shingles immunisation programme letter from September 2016

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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