Shingles Vaccine Update
Public Health Wales has extended the criteria for obtaining a Shingles vaccine.
If you were aged between 70 (before 1 September 2023) to 79 and have not had the shingles vaccine before, you are already eligible for the vaccine and stay eligible up to your 80th birthday.
From 1 September 2023, the shingles vaccine will be offered routinely to people turning 65 and 70. You will be eligible for the vaccination on or after your 65th or 70th birthday up to the day before your 80th birthday.
The shingles vaccine is available at GP surgeries. Your GP surgery should contact you to make an appointment when you are eligible. If they don’t, or you think you might have missed the invitation, contact them and tell them you think you are due for a shingles vaccine.
This table shows who is eligible for a shingles vaccine from 1 September 2023.
|Do you have a very weakened immune system?
|When will I have the shingles vaccine?
|50 and over
|On or after your 50th birthday. Your GP surgery should get in touch with you to make an appointment.
|65 or 70
|On or after your 65th or 70th birthday. Your GP surgery should get in touch with you to make an appointment.
|70 (before 1 September 2023) to 79 (if you have not had a shingles vaccine)
|You are eligible. Book an appointment with your GP surgery.
|60 to 64
|You will be contacted when you turn 65.
|66 to 69
|If you turned 65 before 1 September 2023 you will be contacted when you turn 70.
If you turned 65 after 1 September 2023 you are still eligible. Contact your GP surgery for an appointment.
You can read further details from Public Health Wales.