Shingles vaccine Shingrix vs Zostavax

Shingles vaccine Shingrix vs Zostavax

Want to get Shingrix Shingles vaccine for free?
Currently it is in short supply Nationally but is coming to Kiama Downs in 2 weeks.
A 2-dose course of Shingrix® will be available for free for:

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

For existing patients who see a GP in Kiama Downs you can go on your GP’s Shingrix vaccine wait list.
Just email the reception team by clicking here.
If you attend a different GP you can contact them about this.

Where can I get more info?
From 1 November 2023, the shingles vaccine Shingrix® will replace Zostavax® for preventing shingles and shingles chronic pain (neuralgia).

Unlike Zostavax®, Shingrix® does not contain any live virus so it can be given to people aged 18 years and over who are immunocompromised.

What if I already paid for the first shot?
What if I had Zostavax (the old vaccine) already?
For more info on these and tens of other questions please click here