If you’re between the ages of 70 and 79, protecting yourself against shingles is of utmost importance. At Goonellabah Medical Centre, we offer specialized shingles vaccination services designed specifically for individuals in this age group. Shingles, caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, can cause painful rashes and nerve complications.
Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals recommends the shingles vaccine as a proactive measure to reduce the risk and severity of shingles. By receiving the shingles vaccination, you can take a significant step towards safeguarding your health and enjoying a more comfortable and active lifestyle. Don’t let shingles disrupt your well-being – schedule your vaccination with us today and experience the peace of mind that comes with taking proactive measures to protect your health.
The National Shingles Vaccination Program will commence on 1 November 2016. Patients are vaccinated aged 70 but the program starts with a catch up for those aged 71-79.
Patients aged 80 and over are ineligible for the vaccine so we are targeting those aged 79 for the first few months.
The new vaccine, Zostavax, is a live vaccine and contraindicated if you have a condition or medication that reduces your immunity.