Offer of shingles vaccine to all people aged 70
Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) can be a very painful nerve and skin condition and is more common among older people. There is now a vaccine that can reduce your chance of getting shingles, or, if you do get shingles, it can reduce how severe or long lasting the symptoms can be.
Like most vaccinations, it will be given as an injection in your upper arm. This is a one-off vaccine and you do not need to get it more than once in your lifetime
This vaccine is now being delivered by NHS Dumfries & Galloway. All eligible patients will be contacted.