The 2017-18 shingles vaccination programme will run from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2018. Patients born between the following dates are eligible as part of the routine and "catch-up" cohorts:
02/09/37 - 01/09/41
02/09/42 - 01/09/47
Patients born between 02/09/41 and 01/09/42 are not currently eligible.
Patients over the age of 80 are ineligible as the vaccine is thought to be less beneficial to this age group.
A "ready reckoner" tool for patients to check their eligibility for the vaccine is available at:
Please contact either surgery to arrange for administration of the vaccine.