Private shingles vaccination clinic near you

Private shingles vaccination clinic near you

Finding your local private shingles vaccination clinic has never been this easy before. Simply search by your postcode to get a list of local vaccination clinics. View clinic details and book your appointment online. Use the search box above to find your nearest private shingles vaccine provider.

Avoid long waiting lists, and book your private shingles vaccine at a date and time to suit you.

What is shingles?

Shingle is a viral infection of the nerves and the surrounding skin It is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus. When an individual has chicken pox, the virus remains in their body in an inactive state. At a later stage in life, the virus can become reactivated, causing Shingles.

What are the risk factors for developing shingles?

Only individuals who have previously had chickenpox can develop shingles. Generally, the risk of shingles increases with age, especially in those aged 50 and over.

Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox-causing virus, the varicella-zoster virus. The main reason for the reactivation of the virus is the weakening of the immune system. There are a number of reasons for the immune system to become weak, it includes:

  • Taking certain medications that can suppress your immune system.
  • Having some surgical procedures that can affect your immune system.
  • Stress can also weaken your immune system.
Private shingles vaccination clinic near you

Signs and symptoms of shingles

Shingles cause a painful rash that usually lasts for up to 4 weeks.

The initial symptoms can develop a few days before the painful rash. These include:

  • Headaches
  • Burning, tingling, itching and numbness in the affected area
  • Fever (high temperature)
  • Feeling unwell generally

The painful shingles rash usually occurs on one side of the body. It commonly appears on the chest or back but it can appear on any part of the body.

Is chickenpox and shingles the same?

Chickenpox and shingles are not the same condition but it is caused by the same virus. When an individual recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays in their body in an inactive form. When the virus becomes activated at a later stage, it causes Shingles.

How does the private shingles vaccination service work?

The private shingles vaccination service offers fast and convenient access to the shingles vaccine. Skip the long waiting lists, find your nearest vaccination clinic and simply book an appointment at a date and time that suits you. The healthcare professional will assess your past vaccination and medical history and offer you the vaccine if suitable.

With private vaccination clinics across the UK, including in London, Brighton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Luton, find your nearest clinic online today.

What other private vaccines are offered by travel clinics?

The private vaccination clinics also offer a wide range of travel vaccines and occupation health vaccines. You can book an appointment for expert travel health advice, vaccinations and antimalarials. Some of the popular travel vaccines include:

  • Cholera Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Typhoid Vaccine
  • Tetanus, polio and diphtheria vaccine
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
  • Chickenpox Vaccine
  • Tick Borne Encephalitis Vaccine
  • Meningitis B Vaccine
  • Meningitis ACWY Vaccine

The travel health expert will carry out an assessment to determine which vaccines are recommended for your travel destination and suitable for you.

You can also access a range of non-travel vaccines from the clinics such as HPV Vaccine, Shingles Vaccine and Chickenpox Vaccine.