Shingles Vaccination Eligibility

Eligibility for the free NHS shingles vaccination

How old are you?


  • 50+ with a severely weakened immune system (severely immuno-compromised). You are eligible from 1st September
  • Turning 65, form the 1st September, you will be eligible from your 65th birthday/
  • 70-79, you are eligible now.

Not Eligible

  • Under 50 with a severely weakened immune immune system
  • Under 64 or currently 65-69 you are not eligible
  • 80 and over you are not eligible

Patients receiving a stem cell transplant may be eligible at a younger age. Speak to your specialist.