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Shingles Vaccines

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People aged between 70 and 79 on 1 September 2022 are eligible for the free shingles vaccine.

Shingles is caused by a virus called varicella zoster, the same virus that causes chickenpox. When you recover from chickenpox most of this virus is destroyed, but some survives and lies inactive in your body’s nervous system.

The virus can then become active again later in life, when your immune system has been weakened by age, stress, illness or certain treatments that can reduce your immunity. The shingles vaccine helps to protect you by boosting your immunity

Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment if you are eligible for this on 01655 882708.