Shingles immunisation

Posted on January 14, 2017 by admin
In Medical

Shingles Prevention
Zostavax is now available as a cost free PBS vaccination for 70—79 yo for the prevention of shingles and reduction of the subsequent complication of painful post herpetic neuralgia following shingles. It is available to any 70-79 yo who is not suffering any immune compromise or been previously vaccinated for chickenpox. It is given regardless of previous chicken pox exposure , illness although previous shingles must be more than 12 months ago. It is beneficial to approximately 2 out of 3 who are vaccinated — for around 5 years