Shingles is more common in older adults. If you were aged 70 to 79 on 1 September 2018, 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 at your GP practice.
More about the shingles 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.