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Shingles: questions and answers for healthcare professionals

A universal routine herpes zoster (shingles) vaccination programme for adults aged over 70 years started in September 2013.

The aim of the universal vaccination programme is to reduce the incidence and severity of shingles disease in older people.

Public Health England has added an FAQ for health professionals to existing information about the programme.