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Shingles vaccination leaflet

This leaflet describes shingles and the benefits of vaccination for adults and postcard to invite eligible patients.

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Vaccination against shingles from 1 April 2017 leaflet, for adults aged 70, 78 or 79

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Shingles vaccination postcard

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Details

From 1 April 2017, people who are or will be 70, 78 or 79 years of age on that date are eligible for the shingles vaccination.

This leaflet explains:

  • what shingles is and how you get it
  • how the vaccine works to protect eligible people from shingles
  • when and how to get the vaccine

This Shingles vaccination postcard is suitable for all shingles vaccination settings including GP practices.

The details of the vaccination appointment and address of the GP practice can be added to the back of the postcard and it can then be sent out to eligible patients to invite them to attend their appointment.

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Published 16 July 2013
Last updated 30 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Revised shingles leaflet and new appointment postcard.
  2. Updated for 2016 immunisation programme.
  3. New shingles vaccination leaflet describing shingles, benefits of vaccination and eligibility from September 2015. Order leaflet copies through the DH order line link.
  4. The dates of birth of eligible 78- and 79-year-olds have been amended on p. 6.
  5. Added current leaflet explaining the extended vaccination programme.
  6. First published.