Shingles vaccine moves a step closer

Source: Department of Health

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Year of publication: January 2009

Publication Type: News Item

In a nutshell: People aged between 70 and 79 could be offered protection against shingles for the first time as a vaccination programme moved a step closer the Public Health Minister Gillian Merron said today. The move follows a recommendation made by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that the vaccine should be offered to this age group if it can be bought at a price which makes the programme cost-effective.

Length of publication: 1 page news item

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