Shingles is a common, painful skin disease. It is fatal for around 1 in 1,000 over 70s who develop it.
Anyone who has had chickenpox can get shingles.
If you're in your 70s you can get the vaccine. It helps reduce your risk of getting shingles.
You can also have the vaccination even if you have already had shingles.
When to get it
You're eligible for the shingles vaccine if you are aged 70 to 79.
You can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year.
Getting the vaccination
Once you're eligible, a GP or practice nurse will offer you the vaccine when you come to the surgery for general reasons.
You can also request an appointment to talk to us about it.