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Shingles Vaccine

For the prevention of Shingles

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Shingles vaccination

The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection into the upper arm. Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year.

The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you do go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.

Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial rash has healed. Shingles is also fatal for around 1 in 1,000 over 70s who develop it.

It's fine to have the shingles vaccine if you've already had shingles. The shingles vaccine works very well in people who have had shingles before and it will boost your immunity against further shingles attacks.

Who's most at risk of shingles?

People tend to get shingles more often as they get older, especially over the age of 70. And the older you are, the worse it can be. The shingles rash can be extremely painful, such that sufferers cannot even bear the feeling of their clothes touching the affected skin.The pain of shingles can also linger long after the rash has disappeared, even for many years. This lingering pain is called post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN).

You do not "catch" shingles – it comes on when there's a reawakening of chickenpox virus that's already in your body. The virus can be reactivated because of a range of issues, including advancing age, medicine, illness or stress.

Anyone who has had chickenpox can get shingles. It's estimated that around 1 in 5 people who have had chickenpox go on to develop shingles.

How long will the shingles vaccine protect me for?

Research suggests the shingles vaccine will protect you for at least 5 years, probably longer.

How safe is the shingles vaccine?

There is a lot of evidence showing that the shingles vaccine is very safe. It's already been used in several countries, including the US and Canada, and no safety concerns have been raised. The vaccine also has few side effects.

Step-by-Step

Consultation

First book a consultation with one of our team. They will go through your medical history to make sure that it's alright for you to receive the vaccine.

Administration of the vaccine

Assuming everything's OK, the vaccination will be administered immediately within your consultation.

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The Medical is rated as "good" by the government's healthcare watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who assesses whether a healthcare centre is safe, caring and responsive to the patients' needs.

Our nurses are members of the Royal College of Nursing. They work to the highest UK medical standards and are experienced in NHS as well as private healthcare practice.

Our Team

We have 2 experienced Nurses

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We promise to match the price of any other provider within a ten-mile radius, so you're guaranteed to always get the best price.

Please be aware that our prices are per dose and that several doses may be required as part of a course. Some prices may be subject to change, so please confirm the price at the time of booking.

Shingles Vaccination

Shingles Vaccination
£200

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