This is available for patients aged 70 to 78 on the 1st September each year.
If you missed having the vaccine in the year you were eligible then there is a catch-up programme so it is still possible to have it now.
To see if you are eligible you can access the Shinglesaware website.
People outside these age groups who want to have the vaccination this year can pay for it at a cost of £120.
The vaccine is not being offered to people aged over 79 as clinical trials have shown it to be less effective in that age group. More information on the vaccination programme can be obtained from the NHS website.
We will be sending out letters to eligible patients.