A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s.
Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial rash has healed. If you have the vaccine and you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.
It's ok to have the 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.
Please click here to check your eligibility.