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2016 Shingles Vaccine

The shingles vaccine, Zostavax, has “now” been approved to be placed on the National Immunisation Program (NIP), to be provided free of charge to people aged 70 – 79 years, subject to vaccine supply. Simply make an appointment with us by booking online or call us at (02) 46556571.

There will also be a five year catch-up program for people aged 71 – 79 years.
Herpes-zoster (Shingles) is a viral infection caused by reactivation of the varicella-zoster (chicken pox) virus, which is a member of the herpes group of viruses. It is usually a mild disease characterised by a painful skin rash with blisters involving a limited area. However, it can be severe in older adults and immunocompromised persons and may cause serious or even fatal complications.

http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/immunise-herpes-zoster