Who should have a Shingles vaccine?
SHINGLES ISNT NICE.
Since November 2016 the Commonwealth Government is supplying shingles vaccinations free for all 70 years olds with a 'catch-up program' for all those 71-79 years old.
What about the rest of us?
Shingles is a a painful skin rash which can last for months or even years. It often occurs in times of stress which can be physical or psychological stress .
If you have ever had chicken pox you can get shingles. If the Shingles rash is in contact with someone who has not had chicken pox they can catch chicken pox from the rash but never shingles.
The vaccine protects 70% of 50 year olds from shingles and 35% of 70 year olds. SO if you've ever had chicken pox the younger you get vaccinated for shingles the better.
We have the vaccine in stock. Please call make an appointment, and we'll help protect you from shingles.