Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection of a nerve and the skin around it. It’s caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox.
People between the ages of 70 and 79 are eligible for the free shingles vaccine.
People aged 80 and over won’t get the shingles vaccine because it’s less effective as people get older.
Please contact the Practice for further information.