Shingles is an infection that causes a painful rash.
The first signs of shingles can be:
a tingling or painful feeling in an area of skin
a headache or feeling generally unwell
A rash will appear a few days later. Usually you get the shingles rash on your chest and tummy, but it can appear anywhere on your body including on your face, eyes and genitals. The rash appears as blotches on your skin, on 1 side of your body only. A rash on both the left and right of your body is unlikely to be shingles.
What Vaccines are available?
Shingrix (a non-live vaccine).
It is quite common to get redness and discomfort at the vaccination site, headaches and fatigue, but these side effects should not last more than a few days. See a GP if you have side effects that last longer than a few days, or if you develop a rash after having the shingles vaccination.
Two doses at day 0 and month 2
It's not always possible to prevent shingles. But, a vaccine called Zostavax can reduce your chances of developing the condition. If you develop shingles after getting the vaccine, it may not last as long and symptoms may be milder.
You can't give shingles to other people. But other people can catch chickenpox from you if they haven't had it before. If you have shingles, you're contagious until the last blister has dried and scabbed over. To help prevent the virus being passed on:
do not share towels or flannels
do not go swimming
do not play contact sports
do not go work or school if your rash is weeping (oozing fluid) and can't be covered
Need to book more than one vaccine?
Please make a booking for a single vaccine and leave a note with the booking for the other vaccines you require. We will then call you to make other bookings.
Note: We offer a 5% discount for cash payments.
Please make sure you fill in the form in the appointment confirmation which you will recieve (as a link). This will allow us to do a risk assessement before your arrive and check all your travel requirements for a swift & safe appointment.