NHS Western Isles is offering the shingles vaccination to most people aged between 70-73 and 76-79 years. Check with your GP to see if you are eligible.
Up to nine per cent of people have had chickenpox infection during their lifetime, and for the majority this is a mild illness. However, if you have had chickenpox, you are at risk of getting shingles. Find out more at: www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/vaccines-and-diseases/shingles.aspx