Shingles Vaccine near me


Find your local private vaccination clinic that offers the Shingles Vaccine. Simply search by your postcode to get a list of travel vaccination clinics near you. To book your appointment, select a clinic and choose a date and time that suits you. With travel clinics across the UK, find your nearest travel clinic

What is Shingles?

Reactivation of the chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus) in adulthood causes a painful skin rash known as Shingles (herpes zoster).

It is estimated that 90% of the UK population are infected with the virus that causes shingles. There is a 1 in 4 chance of the dormant varicella-zoster virus reactivating and causing shingles.

Most at-risk groups

The risk of shingles increases with age. Those 50 and over are at a higher risk of developing shingles at some point. This is mainly due to the weakening of the immune system as we grow older. This decline in our immunity occurs naturally with age.

Is shingles contiguous?

Shingles are caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus that already exists in the person's body. Therefore, one cannot catch shingles. The virus that causes chickenpox and shingles is the same, therefore if someone who has not had chickenpox comes into direct contact with the blisters of someone with shingles, they might catch chickenpox. Find the latest information on shingles on the NHS website, click here.

Is there a treatment for shingles?

If you believe that you might have shingles, it is important that you contact your GP or your healthcare provider as soon as possible. If you are diagnosed with Shingles, you could be given medication to reduce the severity and duration of your symptoms.

Can you prevent shingles?

Currently, there are vaccinations available to help prevent shingles. The NHS offers these vaccinations to those aged 70 to 79, you can ask your GP for details.

Those who are not eligible for the NHS singles vaccination service could get the vaccine privately at our clinic. The pharmacist will have a short consultation with you to check the suitability of the vaccine before offering the vaccination to you. Book your appointment online today.

Book an appointment for the shingles vaccine

Find your nearest clinic that offers the private shingles vaccine and book your appointment online through this website. Select a date and time that suits you and attend the clinic at the booked time.

Take any previous vaccination history and your medical history or medication list to the appointment with you.

Useful Links

nhs.uk web page