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Older people reminded to get shingles vaccine


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Older people reminded to get shingles vaccine

Public Health England (PHE) is reminding those aged 79 years who have previously been offered shingles vaccine but haven’t received it, to ensure they have it before their 80 birthday.

From 1 September 2013, the shingles vaccine has been offered routinely to people aged 70 with an ongoing catch-up programme to ensure everyone is offered the vaccine before their 80th birthday. For the 2015 to 2016 programme, people aged 78 years on 1 September 2015 have also been offered the vaccine as part of this catch-up programme. In addition, those eligible for the vaccine in the previous two years of the programme, but who missed out, remain eligible until their 80th birthday.