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Herpes Zoster Vaccination Programme

This year’s programme, 1st September 2016 - 31st August 2017, is targeting people aged 70 yrs (routine), 76 yrs (catch-up) and 77 and 78 yrs (continued catch-up) as per CMO letter

Cumulative uptake in Scotland at June 2016 (based on coverage data) is:

52.9% for the age 70 cohort 

49.7% for the age 78 cohort 

Resources to assist GPs with promoting the programme and inviting eligible patients is available from NHS Health Scotland 

A screening tool has been developed to support healthcare  practitioners with the identification of patient who are contra-indicated for the shingles vaccine