Shingles is an infection that causes a painful rash. Get advice from 111 as soon as possible if you think you have it.
You’re eligible for the shingles vaccine if you’re aged 70 or 78 years old.
When you’re eligible, you can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year.
The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 and over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.