Since 2013 we have been able to vaccinate some patients annually against shingles. You will either need to be aged 70 between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 OR aged 79 during the same dates.
You will be on our register if you are eligible for this and we will either write to you or phone you to invite you to make an appointment. We are only funded to provide vaccines to this specific age group and this is a one off vaccine, so once given, patients do not need to have it again. There is information about the shingles vaccine in the 'Flu' section of our Health Information page, as we include all the Frequently Asked Questions relating to seasonal / winter vaccines here.
Adults should receive a Tetanus booster every 10 years.
Other immunisations (e.g. Hepatitis B; Flu or Rubella) are advised according to age or risk.
Please ask our Reception Staff for details.