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Do I need a shingles vaccine?

Page last updated 03 July 2020

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

2. Australian Government. Department of Health. Immunisation for seniors. Available at: (accessed 21 May 2020).

SAN-001369-00 - Date of preparation May 2020