Shingles Vaccination

Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus. It causes a painful rash usually on the chest and stomach, but it can appear anywhere on the body including the face and eyes.

It can take up to 4 weeks for the rash to heal but the skin can be painful for weeks after the rash has gone.

The vaccine helps reduce the risk of getting shingles.


Book a Shingles Vaccination

By booking an appointment with a REMEDI HEALTH clinician we can ensure that we can advise appropriately and prescribe safely for optimum protection.

To book this service, please click the button below and choose a date and time that suits you.

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Our beautiful award-winning clinic is in the centre of Winchester and we look forward to welcoming you. Keeping you and others safe is our priority and so if you are unwell, please let us know in advance and we will make appropriate arrangements.


Trained clinicians

Your appointment will be with a highly trained clinician in one of our private consultation rooms at our clinic in Winchester. We will advise you to ensure that you only receive treatment that is appropriate so you are protected and safe.


Private Pharmacy

We operate within a registered private pharmacy which means that we can discuss and provide any required treatments, tests or referrals as appropriate. You can also be assured that we work within a strict governance framework.

About this appointment

During your appointment our trained clinician will discuss health history and any factors which may affect the use of a vaccine. This will ensure that any vaccine provided is appropriate and safe.

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About Shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash.

The first signs of shingles can be:

  • a tingling or painful feeling in an area of skin
  • a headache or feeling generally unwell

A rash will appear a few days later, usually  on your chest and tummy, but it can appear anywhere on your body including on your face, eyes and genitals. The rash appears as blotches on your skin, on 1 side of your body only.

It can take up to 4 weeks for the rash to heal and your skin can be painful for weeks after the rash has gone, but it usually gets better over time.

You might need medicine to help speed up your recovery and avoid longer-lasting problems. This works best if taken within 3 days of your symptoms starting.

About the Shingles Vaccine

The vaccine helps reduce your risk of getting shingles or getting serious problems if you do get shingles.

The shingles vaccine is recommended for some older adults and people with a severely weakened immune system.

The vaccine we use is given as a course of two doses, two months apart.

A shingles vaccine is available on the NHS for:

  • people who turned 65 on or after 1 September 2023
  • people aged 70 to 79
  • people aged 50 and over with a severely weakened immune system

If you get shingles after being vaccinated, the symptoms can be much milder.

Can we help you?

Our team are standing by to help you with any questions or queries that you may have. We can advise you on the best test, product or service for your requirements.