Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection of a
nerve and the skin around it.

It’s caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox.

Why this PGD?

This PGD authorises the Zostavax® vaccines which can be administered to patients who are over 50 years of age and are at risk of shingles. The PGD provides the means to produce a private vaccination service for shingles, for patients over 50, many of whom are not eligible for vaccination on the NHS.

Early treatment may help reduce the severity of your symptoms and the risk of developing complications.

Who is this for?

Patients 50 years of age or older

Available Treatments  


Zostavax vaccine powder and solvent for suspension for injection 0.65ml pre-filled syringes

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