Wawn Street Surgery

Wawn Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 4DX

Shingles Vaccination (Zostavax)

WHO’S ELIGIBLE FOR THE SHINGLES VACCINATION IN

Shingles Vaccination (Zostavax) eligibility

Patient eligibility is as follows:
Patients aged 70 years of age who were born after 1st September 1942 and who missed out on the vaccine.
Patients aged 78 or 79 years of age at the time of vaccination. Patients eligible for vaccination under this programme since it was introduced, remain eligible for vaccination until their 80th birthday.
80 and over – patients are not eligible to receive the vaccination
All eligible patients will receive correspondence from the practice either by letter, text or email

If you are eligible you can make an appointment with a Practice Nurse or one of the Health Care Assistants to have this vaccination.

To check your eligibility please click on the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/548122/9855_Shingles_2016_interactive_02.pdf