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Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus (that causes Chicken pox), generally years or decades later. It can cause people to feel generally unwell and can cause symptoms including abnormal skin sensations and pain in the affected area, headache, fever and may result in a persistent pain at the site, known as post herpetic neuralgia.

The Vaccine

Who can have this vaccine?

Adults aged 50+

Doses required

2 doses

The second dose should be 2-6 months after the first.


£255 per dose

How is it given?

This is an injection in the upper arm.

How long does protection last?


Other information

Patient Leaflet

Please refer to the patient leaflet for full information on this vaccine:

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