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How can shingles be prevented?

Page last updated 21 June 2018

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

  1. Australian Government, Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at: (accessed 12 June 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0180 - Date of preparation May 2018