Shingles vaccination


Shingles vaccination

Shingles vaccination

Shingles Vaccination Service

Shingles is a painful and often debilitating illness caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you have had chickenpox, you are at risk for developing shingles later in life. The good news is that a vaccination is available to help prevent shingles and reduce the severity of the illness if you do get it. At our clinic, we offer the shingles vaccination to help protect our patients from this painful condition.

Who Should Get the Shingles Vaccination?

The shingles vaccination is recommended for adults age 50 and older, as the risk of developing shingles increases with age. It is also recommended for individuals who have certain medical conditions that may increase the risk of complications from shingles, such as:

  • Cancer
  • Organ transplant

If you are not sure if you should get the shingles vaccination, our professionals can help you determine if it is right for you based on your age, medical history, and other factors.

How Does the Shingles Vaccination Work?

The shingles vaccination works by helping your body build immunity to the varicella-zoster virus. It is usually given as a single injection in the upper arm, and a booster dose may be recommended after several years. While the vaccination is not 100% effective at preventing shingles, it can greatly reduce the risk of getting the disease and can help to reduce the severity of the illness if you do get it.

Contact Us

If you are interested in getting the shingles vaccination or if you have any questions about the vaccination, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Our trained professionals will be happy to provide you with more information and help you determine if the shingles vaccination is right for you.

Shingrix® is indicated for prevention of herpes zoster (“zoster” or shingles) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), in: ̵ Adults 50 years of age or older. ̵ Adults 18 years of age or older at increased risk of herpes zoster.

Individuals should receive two doses of 0.5mL each: an initial dose followed by a second dose 2 months later. A single course of the shingles vaccine is £230


This service is available in the following pharmacies.

Wilberforce Pharmacy Hull

Wilberforce Pharmacy, 21 Story Street, Hull, HU1 3SA