Shingles Vaccine 2023

Who should have the shingles vaccine:


From 1 September 2023, you’re eligible for the shingles vaccine when you turn 65.


Everyone aged 70 to 79 is eligible for the shingles vaccine. You’ll remain eligible until your 80th birthday.


You’re eligible for the shingles vaccine if you’re aged 50 or over and you’re at higher risk from shingles because you have a severely weakened immune system.


This includes:

some people with blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)

some people with HIV or AIDS

some people who’ve recently had a stem cell transplant, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or an organ transplant

people taking certain medicines that severely weaken the immune system.


Ask your GP or care team if you’re not sure if you’re eligible for the shingles vaccination.