Shingles is uncomfortable, and for some people can be very painful and last a long time. About 1 in 4 develop shingles during their lifetime. As we get older we are much more likely to develop shingles due to changes and natural weakening of the immune system.
The National SHINGLES vaccination campaign continues this year (2016/17) to include patients aged 70, 71, 72, 78 or 79 years of age on 1st September 2016.
WHO WILL GET THE VACCINE?
Aged 70 born between 2nd September 1945 and 1st September 1946
Aged 78, or 79 born between 2nd September 1936 and 1st September 1938 you are invited to come in to have the jab, otherwise you will miss out next year. People aged 80 and over are not part of the National Programme because the vaccine seems to be less effective in this age group.
One single injection will last you a lifetime!
If you are in these age ranges, you can book your appointment today at the reception desk.
Please call the practice any afternoon to arrange an appointment.