If you wish to have any routine vaccinations, please telephone the surgery on 01307 462316 to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Shingles is an infection of a nerve and the skin around it. It is caused by the same virus as chickenpox and causes painful blisters on the skin.
In Scotland around 7000 people aged 70 years and over get shingles every year. There is a vaccine that can reduce your risk of getting shingles (also known as herpes zoster), or, if you do get shingles, it can reduce how serious the symptoms will be.
2016 Update: More people are now eligible for the shingles vaccine. If you were aged 76 or 77 on 1 September 2015, you are also eligible for the shingles vaccine. Please use the eligibility calculator below to find out if you are eligible. Aged 70, 71, 72, 73 76, 77, 78 or 79 years on 1 Sept 2016 Check on Shingles Vaccination Eligibility
The FLU vaccination can be given at the same time as the shingles or pneumococcal vaccination