Zostavax Vaccination May 01 2018 From April 1st Zostavax (shingle vaccine) has been funded for patients aged 65-80. Due to the pressure on our nurses’ appointments, with the flu vaccine arriving late, we have decided to concentrate on ensuring everyone who is eligible can get their flu vaccination in a timely manner. We will be starting the Zostavax campaign in earnest in June and we will be getting extra supplies of the vaccine in to cope with demand. Zostavax is a live vaccine. There are some health conditions e.g. If you are under the care of a specialist, are immunosuppressed or have had recent treatment for cancer it may mean vaccination is contraindicated or should be delayed. Everyone, who wishes to have Zostavax, is required to complete a screening questionnaire before you can be vaccinated to ensure it is in your best interests to be given this vaccine. Please contact us on 232 8376 in early June if you think you are eligible.