Introduction of Shingrix® for immunocompromised individuals for whom Zostavax® is clinically contrai

From 1 September 2021, GPs will offer the non-live shingles vaccine Shingrix® to all those who are eligible for shingles vaccination but are clinically contraindicated to receive the live vaccine Zostavax® due to their immunocompromised status. This is based on the recommendation made by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). 2 In line with the current requirements of the shingles programme, the vaccine will be offered via a proactive call to those becoming eligible at 70 years old and will be offered opportunistically or if requested for those over 70 years until the age of 80.

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