From 1 April 2018 if you are age 65-80 you will be eligible to have 1 funded Zostavax vaccine. (avail until 31 March 2020)
- Zostavax is designed to reduce the risk of shingles and reduce the severity of shingle related pain.
- Shingle is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After your chickenpox blisters heal, the virus that caused them stays in your body in nerve cells.
- The virus may be there for many years and not cause a problem. Sometime, though, it becomes active again. If this happens, this is shingles and may cause a blistering and painful rash.
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Zostavax - can be administered at the same time as the influenza (flu) vaccine.
Please note - 2018 annual flu vaccine release has been delayed until mid April 2018
Please ring reception on 416 8541 to make an appointment with a nurse for this funded immunisation.