A vaccine to prevent Shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s.
The Shingles vaccine is given as a single injection into the upper arm. Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year.
You are eligible for the Shingles vaccine if you were aged 7p or 78 years old on 1st September 2016
In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the previous three years of the programme but missed out on their Shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
People aged 71, 72 and 73 on 1st September 2016
People aged 79 on 1st September 2016
The Shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS if you are aged 80 or over. For more information Click here
If you wish to take up this offer please phone the surgery on 01204 578128 to make your appointment.