There is still a lot of confusion around who is eligible for a shingles vaccination - practices where we audit their enhanced services, we are finding a lots of patients vaccinated but not eligible. The criteria is:
- Immunocompetent - Aged 70-79 - Zostavax/Shingrix - have to be aged 70-79 at point of vaccination
- Immunocompetent - Aged 65 (01/09/1958-31/08/1959) - Shingrix –have to be aged 65 at point of vaccination - this is a big issue, lots of patients vaccinated aged 64 or vaccinating patients born before 01/09/1958 and not yet 70!
- Immunocompromised - Aged 50+ at risk code or requires shingles vaccine code - Shingrix - Have to be aged 50+ at point of vaccination - at risk criteria massively different to flu, pneumo and COVID programmes