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Do I need a shingles vaccine?

Page last updated 11 July 2018

The shingles vaccine is free as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP) for people over 70 years of age.

Until 31 October 2021, a single catch-up dose is also available for adults aged 71 to 79 years.

For more information regarding shingles and its prevention, speak with your doctor.

Sources & Citations

  1. Australian Government. Department of Health, National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at https://beta.health.gov.au/topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/national-immunisation-program-schedule (accessed 19 April 2018).
  2. Australian Government. Department of Health. Immunisation for seniors. Available at https://beta.health.gov.au/topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/immunisation-for-seniors (accessed 29th April 2018).
  3. NSW Government. Department of Health. Adult vaccination. Available at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/adult_vaccination.aspx (accessed 28th April 2018).
  4. Australian Government. Department of Health. Protect yourself against shingles brochure. Available at https://beta.health.gov.au/resources/publications/protect-yourself-against-shingles-brochure (accessed 29th April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.05.0200a - Date of preparation May 2018 

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