New shingles vaccine “Shingrix” to be available from November

The Australian Government has announced the Shingrix® program expansionFrom 1 November 2023, Shingrix® vaccine will replace Zostavax® vaccine on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) for the prevention of shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia.

A 2-dose course of Shingrix® will be available free for: 

  • people aged 65 years and over
  • First Nations people aged 50 years and over, and
  • immunocompromised people aged 18 years and over with certain medical conditions:
    • haemopoietic stem cell transplant
    • solid organ transplant
    • haematological malignancy
    • advanced or untreated HIV.

Certain exclusions will apply for those that may have had a Zostavax vaccine.

Please call us on 5223 9999 to make an immunisation appointment with our nursing staff, or book in with your GP to discuss.

Please note – We are only able to start ordering stock on the 1st of November – and will start vaccinating the week starting 6th Nov 2023.