Extension to the Shingles immunisation programme for those who missed vaccination during lockdown.
Individuals become eligible for routine vaccination against shingles when they become 70 years of age and all those aged up to and including 79 years, are now eligible to receive the vaccine until they become 80 years of age.
We had previously advised that individuals who were eligible for the Shingles vaccination programme who turned 80 years during the COVID-19 pandemic and missed the opportunity to be vaccinated, either due to lockdown or because they were shielding at home and unable to attend their general practice, could continue to be vaccinated up to the 31 March 2021. This has now been further extended until 31 July 2021. We can offer the vaccination (subject to availability) please contact the surgery via our email or phone to request an appointment.