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How can shingles be prevented?

Page last updated 03 April 2020

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: (Accessed 19 March 2020).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0180(1)a - Date of preparation March 2020