Shingles Vaccination

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SHINGLES

  • Shingles also known as the Herps Zoster is a condition caused by a reaction to the chicken pox virus.
  • Anyone who has had chicken pox as a child has a risk of 1 in 4 in developing shingles many years later on in life but tends to occur more frequent on people aged over 50 years.
  • The symptoms of shingles are usually mild but can very unpleasant for some. With symptoms of burning sensation somewhere on the body which develop into a red rash with painful blisters
  • Most people recover but some people continue to feel extreme pain in the area of the rash for many months.
  • Shingles varies from person to person and some may require medical treatment for the symptoms as soon as possible from their GP.

SHINGLES CAN BE PREVENTED THROUGH A SINGLE VACCINATION

  • The Shingles Vaccine can offer protection against all these symptoms, patients will only need one injection which can be taken a long side their Flu Vaccination if they wish.

WHAT TO DO NEXT

  • If you would like to book a Shingles Vaccination please call 0116 2700 373 and book an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses.
  • The shingles vaccine can be given at the same time as the Flu Vaccine which including the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus.
  • The cost of the Shingles Vaccination is £180.00
  • If you would like to book an appointment by email please click here.

For more information please visit www.shinglesaware.co.uk

(Please note Shingles is currently unavailable but we hope to have it back in stock mid to end of this year – for further details please contact the practice)

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