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Who is at risk of contracting shingles?

Page last updated 12 October 2018

Shingles most commonly affects people over the age of 50 years, however it can occur at any age, particular in those who have weakened immune systems and/or have already experienced chickenpox earlier in life.   

Sources & Citations

  1. Australian Government, Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Australian Government, Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. Zoster (herpes zoster). Available at: http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home~handbook10part4~handbook10-4-24 (accessed 16 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0180 - Date of preparation May 2018

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