Shingles vaccine (Zostavax®): patient group direction (PGD) template
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Immunisation patient group direction (PGD) templates
- 14 July 2015
- Last updated:
- 17 May 2017, see all updates
PGD template to support the national shingles (Zostavax®) vaccination programme for eligible adults.
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This patient group direction (PGD) template is to support the shingles (herpes zoster, live) vaccination programme. It is valid from 7 April 2017 to 31 March 2019.
This PGD template requires further authorisation by an appropriate authorising person, relating to the class of person by whom product is to be supplied, in accordance with the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (HMR). This may be a clinical governance or patient safety lead, who has designated responsibility for signing PGDs on behalf of the authorising body. The PGD is not legal or valid without signed authorisation in accordance with HMR 2012 schedule 16 part 2
Adoption and governance of the use of this PGD is the responsibility of the authorising organisation and provider.
Provider organisations, health professionals and immunisation practitioners should check they are working to the current PGD versions and only work to documents authorised in accordance with HMR 2012 schedule 16 part 2.
Published: 14 July 2015
Updated: 17 May 2017
- Updated patient group direction template to allow vaccination from turn of age 70 or 78
- Updated patient group direction template valid up to 31 August 2017
- Updated PGD to allow for intramuscular administration (in line with the amended product license).
- Updated the shingles PGD to include detailed information on the use of the shingles vaccine in immunosuppressed individuals.
- First published.