How can shingles be prevented?
In Australia, a vaccination for shingles is provided via the National Immunisation Program (NIP) for adults when they turn 70 years of age. There is currently a catch-up program for adults aged 71-79 years of age.
Talk with your healthcare professional if you have any questions about shingles vaccination.
Sources & Citations
7. National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance. Herpes zoster factsheet. Available at: http://www.ncirs.org.au/sites/default/files/2018-12/zoster-vaccine-fact-sheet.pdf (Accessed 19 March 2020).
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