If you are aged between 70-79 years old – you are eligible for a free Zoster Vaccine!

Why do I need this? What does the vaccine protect me from?

Shingles can have serious complications, especially older Australians

The risk of shingles increases with age. It can strike at any time. People over the age of 60 are especially more prone to this virus. The Varicella Zoster Virus (the same virus as chickenpox) lays dormant in the nerves & can activate at any time… causing SHINGLES.

At present, there is no way to predict its occurrence, severity & length of healing time.

The pain from this virus can be described as excruciating, burning, throbbing and stabbing which can affect your everyday life and sleep patterns. There is currently no cure for this virus.

For more information on government funded prevention and treatments options, please phone the Practice on 9535 4644 to book an appointment with your GP or book online here.

 

Helpful Webpages & Support Services:

http://www.shingles.com.au/

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/shingles