Who is eligible for the shingles vaccine beyond 2016?

Shingles eligibility poster for GP surgeries.

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Who is eligible for the shingles vaccine beyond 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 20 August 2015
Last updated 22 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated shingles eligibility poster

  2. First published.