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Shingles Vaccine

Shingles Vaccine in Cardiff & Newport

The Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) produces two separate conditions known as Chickenpox (Varicella) and Shingles (Herpes Zoster). Shingles (Herpes Zoster) is the manifestation of the Varicella-Zoster virus, which remains latent within the body following Chickenpox and reactivates later on in life.

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Shingles Vaccination Information

Only people who have had chickenpox can develop shingles and shingles cannot be caught from someone with chicken pox. A major risk factor for both the severity of shingles is age. Immunity begins to drop more sharply from 50 years of age and relates to the decrease of specific cellular immunity to the varicella-zoster virus.

Shingles Vaccine - Shingrix Booking Information

Doses: 2

Cost: £250 per dose

Info: 2nd dose is required 2 months after the first. The 2nd dose must not be later than 6 months after the 1st. The vaccine is suitable for 50 years and over, and also 18 years and over with increased risk of shingles.

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Important Information

Please note that vaccine cost is the cost per dose to have the vaccine with a nurse and not a GP. There is an additional fee of £25 for the vaccine to be administered by a GP. Also, the number of doses required indicates the number of doses for a standard course. For instance, an accelerated course can impact the number of doses required.

Vaccination Consultation

If you are unsure which vaccines you require for an upcoming trip IGP provide a travel telephone consultation with a trained practice Nurse to advise on the vaccine requirements for your upcoming travel. During this appointment the Nurse will conduct a detailed assessment and create a schedule of your required vaccinations.

On booking your travel consultation you will receive an email confirming your appointment details with a link to a 'Travel Risk Assessment Form' that we ask you to completed prior to your appointment.

Time: 10 minutes

Cost: £30 (Discounted from the total cost of any future vaccines administered)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What age do people normally develop shingles?

Shingles mainly occurs in the elderly. The risk of developing shingles approximately doubles every decade after the age of 50. 1 in four Adults will develop Shingles in their lifetime (If they have had Chicken Pox).

It is possible to contract shingles from contact with a case of chickenpox?

No, it is not possible to contract shingles from contact with a case of chickenpox. But it's possible for someone to contract chickenpox from contact with someone who has shingles.

Can I get the shingles vaccine on the NHS?

The vaccine is offered on the NHS to anyone who is aged 70, 78 and 79. For more information please visit - www.shinglesaware.co.uk

What If I Need To Cancel?

If you cancel your appointment 24 hours before it starts, then you will receive a full refund. However, If you cancel your appointment within the 24-hour period before the appointment is due, then you will be liable to pay the cost of the consultation. If you do need to reschedule please contact us as soon as possible.

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iGP Cardiff Gate

IGP's Cardiff Gate Clinic is our very own Healthcare Registered clinic conveniently located on the outskirts of Cardiff.

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iGP Swansea

IGP provide Private GP Services from within the Sancta Maria Hospital in Swansea. Conveniently located and with free parking.

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iGP Newport

IGP operate from a section of the St Joseph's Hospital in Newport. Allowing us to provide both Private GP and Nursing services.

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