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September 28
18:53 2020

Shingles vaccination: eligibility poster

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Shingles vaccination: wheel poster


Shingles vaccination programme Individuals become eligible for routine vaccination against shingles when they become 70 years of age and for those in the catch-up cohort, if they are 78 or 79 years of age. All eligible individuals retain eligibility to receive the shingles vaccine until they become 80 years of age.

As lockdown and shielding measures are easing, this a reminder that the shingles vaccine can be offered opportunistically to the cohorts outlined above. Shingles vaccination as part of the routine immunisation programme is covered under the national PHE PGD and may be administered at the same time as the pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23) and when available, inactivated influenza vaccines. Some individuals who were eligible for the Shingles (catch-up) vaccination programme may have turned 80 years during the COVID-19 pandemic and missed the opportunity to be vaccinated, either due to lockdown or because they were shielding at home and unable to attend their general practice. This cohort of individuals is likely to be very small and can still be offered shingles vaccine unless contraindicated, up to 31 December 2020. This temporary offer applies only to those who missed shingles vaccination because they were shielding and who turned 80 years of age during that period. It is only applicable to periods of time when lockdown or shielding was recommended.

The whos eligible for shingles vaccination? poster (product code 2942856B) and the shingles eligibility age breakdown poster (product code 2942856G) are available to order from the DH health and social care orderline and is suitable for all health and social care settings:

Health publications orderline

Immunisation Publications Department
Immunisation and Countermeasures
Public Health England
National Infection Service
61 Colindale Avenue


Copies of printed publications and the full range of digital resources to support the immunisation programmes can now be ordered and downloaded online. Login to register and place your order.

Published 25 May 2017
Last updated 28 September 2020 +show all updates
  1. Added 2020 shingles poster and information on temporary measures for those who missed vaccination due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  2. Added the new shingles wheel poster for September 2019 to 2020.

  3. Added new version of 'eligibility wheel' poster from September 2018 to August 2019.

  4. Added new version of eligibility wheel poster for September 2018 to 31 August 2018.

  5. Added revised shingles eligibility age breakdown poster.

  6. Added new shingles vaccination eligibility by age poster for 1 September 2017 to 1 April 2018.

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