Do I need a shingles vaccine?
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
- 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).
- 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).
- NSW Government. Department of Health. Adult vaccination. Available at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/adult_vaccination.aspx (accessed 28th April 2018).
- 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).
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