SHINGLES VACCINATION

Shingles vaccine for people age 70-79 on 1st September 2020

Shingles can be a very painful nerve and skin condition and is more common among older people. There is a vaccine that can reduce your chance of getting shingles, or if you do get shingles, it can reduce how severe and long lasting the symptoms can be.

The vaccine is given as an injection in your upper arm and you only need it once in your lifetime. During vaccination, strict infection prevention and control measure will be in place.

If you were age 70-79 on 1 September 2020, you are being invited to have your vaccination at our GP practice.

For more information about shingles and the benefit of the vaccine, speak to your health professional or visit www.nhsinform.scot/shingles

The practice will be in contact with you to invite you to an appointment.



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