Town Mayor Reminds Eligible Residents to get the Shingles Vaccination

injectionFazeley’s Mayor, Cllr Brian Hoult, is reminding eligible local older residents to get the shingles vaccine to help prevent the painful infection.

Cllr Hoult’s health message comes after new figures released by Public Health England (PHE) have shown a drop in vaccine coverage

Although shingles vaccination is often offered at the same time as the annual flu vaccination, the shingles vaccine is available at any time throughout the year to eligible people.

All Fazeley residents aged 70, 71, 72, 78 or 79 on 1 September 2015, who have not already had the vaccine, can visit their doctor for the inoculation.

Cllr Hoult said, “I do not want any of our eligible residents missing out on this important vaccination. It’s worth taking the time and effort to visit your doctor to get the shingles vaccine.

“You only need to be vaccinated once and it’s important that you get it while you’re the right age.”

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