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Are you aged 70 and born between 2nd September 1942 and 1st September 1943 or aged 79 and born between 2nd September 1933 and 1st September 1934?
If so, you are entitled to the new Shingles vaccination.
As you may be aware from the media the NHS is introducing a new vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease, this vaccine will now be routinely offered to older people.
The shingles vaccine will be given as a single injection to anyone aged 70 or 79, the new programme will be phased in over a period of time due to both vaccine supply and ensuring a manageable implementation process. This year, the 1st year of the programme, the vaccine will be offered to those who are 70 and 79 years.
Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable, Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial rash has healed but shingles is also fatal for around 1 in 1,000 over-70s who develop it.
The vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.
If you are one of our registered patients and wish to receive the vaccine please contact the centre on 0114 241 2700
to make an appointment.
For further information on the shingles vaccine please Click Here
PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS FOR REGISTERED PATIENTS ONLY
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ - Access to Patient’s InformationUse of patient information to provide better care
Information in medical records can be used to improve the way health care is delivered. You may have heard of some changes within the health service with regards to the way patient information is utilised, please find details below. What’s changing?
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) www.hscic.gov.uk is working with NHS England to introduce a new data extraction system, called ‘CARE.DATA’, which will allow sharing of some aspects of patients’ medical records. By linking information from the different places you receive care, the NHS can improve the services offered. Your postcode or NHS number (not your name) will be used to link your records in a highly secure system, so your identity is protected.
To find out more please click here
to go to our Quality and Conduct page.