Shingles is more common in older adults. If you were aged 70 to 79 on 1 September 2020, protect yourself from the pain of shingles by getting the vaccine.
What is shingles?
Protecting yourself against shingles
A vaccine's routinely offered in Scotland to protect against shingles.
- helps to protect you by boosting your immunity
- reduces your risk of getting shingles
- makes symptoms milder if you do get shingles
It’s given as a one-off injection and you can get it at any time of year.
Ask your health professional about local arrangements to get your shingles vaccine.
More about the shingles vaccine
Who can have the vaccine
To help promote the shingles vaccine to eligible people, a range of resources have been developed to support the national campaign.
These are also available in different languages and formats.