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New Shingles Vaccine.

My wife had shingles once before, I hope I never get it.

Until now the old vaccine (Zostavax) has been available free for over 70's.

From 1st November 2023 a new vaccine (Shingrix) which is reported to be more effective than Zostavax, will be available free to anyone over 65 years.

It is two injections - 2 to 6 months apart, & is then good for the following 10 years.

I have a GP appointment next week & will request he gets in stock asap.


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Because I hope to be on the road when I turn 70 in June next year and having already had shingles twice and wasn't willing to risk getting it again; 2months ago I paid nearly $300 for the 1st of the new vaccine shots.
So I'm a little passed off, but I suppose at least I can get the 2nd one free

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