Get a shingles vaccination

You can reduce your risk of getting shingles by getting vaccinated.

Who should have the shingles vaccine

The shingles vaccine is recommended for some older adults and people with a severely weakened immune system.

  • People who turn 65 on or after 1 September 2023
  • People aged 70 to 79
  • People aged 50 and over with a severely weakened immune system

You can get shingles more than once, so it's important to get vaccinated even if you've had shingles before.

Getting the vaccination

Once you’re eligible, a GP or practice nurse will offer you the vaccine when you come to the surgery for general reasons.

You can also request an appointment at the surgery to talk to us about it.

Find out more on the NHS website

Read the NHS website page on the shingles vaccination.