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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 2018 leaflet, for adults aged 70, 78 or 79

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Shingles vaccination postcard

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From 1 April 2018, people who were 70, 78 or 79 years of age on that date are eligible for the shingles vaccination. Healthcare professional should give this leaflet to eligible patients when they attend their appointment.

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

The 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.

Order paper copies of the leaflet (product code 2942850A) and post card (product code 2942856C) through the DH order line.

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Published 16 July 2013
Last updated 5 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added revised leaflet.
  2. Revised shingles leaflet and new appointment postcard.
  3. Updated for 2016 immunisation programme.
  4. New shingles vaccination leaflet describing shingles, benefits of vaccination and eligibility from September 2015. Order leaflet copies through the DH order line link.
  5. The dates of birth of eligible 78- and 79-year-olds have been amended on p. 6.
  6. Added current leaflet explaining the extended vaccination programme.
  7. First published.