To prevent the disease known as shingles (herpes zoster). Shingles occur when the chicken pox virus (varicella zoster) reactivates after a period of dormancy (sleeping) in the nerves of the body. It can cause pain scarring and swelling of the brain.
Things to know
This is a live vaccination. It can be given 28 days after an attack of shingles but of course is better as a preventative which most people can have for the age of 50. You will be invited for it within the NHS but not until age 70 at least.
Please note: You can book and pay for a vaccination appointment online (£40), but will need to pay for the price of the vaccine on the day you attend the appointment. Please provide medical records detailing prior vaccinations, or your vaccination history, in time for your consultation.
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