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Uptake of the new shingles vaccine


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Uptake of the new shingles vaccine

Preliminary data published by Public Health England shows sustained and improved uptake of the shingles vaccination since its introduction in September last year.

The programme offers routine vaccination for those aged 70 years, and a catch up campaign, which for the first year of the programme was targeted at 79 year olds.

In the first 8 months since the introduction of this programme, 54.8% of 70 year olds and 53.1% of 79 year olds have been vaccinated. This is an increase of 8.2% for the 70 year olds and 7.6% for the 79 year olds when compared to the previously published preliminary data up to the end of January 2014. More ....