Re: Shingles VaccinationI understand you have to be 70 to be eligible for the shingles vaccination and I will be first in the queue when I reach that age.
Re: Shingles VaccinationI had a shingles vaccination at the same time as my flu jab this year. Although it was in September the vaccination site for the shingles jab is still quite tender. I would not like to have shingles; it is a nasty thing. I remember my MiL being in a lot of pain from it.
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Re: Shingles VaccinationSurfermom, I agree in that I feel 70 is too late. I was also surprised that the upper limit is 80. So the jab is only available for those in a ten year age bracket. My sisters are too young to have it. There are also restrictions for those on some medications. There was some doubt whether I would be eligible because I am on steroids, however, my doctor felt it was safe for me to have it.