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Shingles vaccine for over-70s

27th July 2012

Vaccination for shingles could be available on the NHS to every pensioner in the 70s by as early as next year.

The programme was first announced in January 2010 but put on hold because of supply issues but it now looks like it will be available to around 4.5 million patients in 2013. The condition, which is similar to chicken pox and causes a burning rash, headache and muscle pain that can last up to four weeks, affects 250,000 adults a year and is most common in the elderly.


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Article Information

Title: Shingles vaccine for over-70s
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 22440
Date Added: 27th Jul 2012


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