This screening tool can be used by healthcare practitioners to help determine whether an individual may receive a shingles vaccine and to identify the most suitable shingles vaccine to administer based on any pre-existing medical conditions.

There are two licensed shingles vaccines available in the UK with the non-live vaccine suitable for people who have severely weakened immune systems.

A clinical risk assessment should be undertaken to identify individuals who are severely immunosuppressed and the administration of Shingrix® can then be considered.

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Last updated: 09 February 2023
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