Our Services

- Shingles Vaccinations

Many of our enrolled patients are eligible for a FREE Shingles Vaccination until March 2020. Are you?

About Shingles

Shingles is a painful skin rash, caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.

After you recover from chickenpox, the virus stays in your body. It moves to the roots of your nerve cells (near the spinal cord) and becomes inactive (dormant). Later, if the virus becomes active again, shingles is the name given to the symptoms it causes. 

You can only get shingles if you’ve had chickenpox in the past (usually as a child). While anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles, the risk of shingles increases as you get older.

It is not known what exactly causes the virus to become active again, but the risk of getting shingles is greater in people with a weakened immune system.

You can’t catch shingles from someone else. However, if you’ve never had chickenpox, or received the chickenpox vaccine, you can catch chickenpox from close contact with someone who has shingles, because the shingles blisters contain the chickenpox virus.

 

Many of our enrolled patients are eligible for a FREE Shingles Vaccination until March 2020. Are you?

 

Who's eligibile for FREE Shingles vaccination:

    • 65 to 80 years old men and women (until 31 March 2020)

Non-eligible Vaccinations Fee $220.00

 

To book in for a Shingles Vaccination 

call our clinic on 03 314 8504

 

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