A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is now available on the NHS to people when they reach the age of 70 as part of the NHS vaccination programme
The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection. Unlike the flu vaccination, you’ll only need to have the vaccination once.
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.