Shingles vax ready to roll

Roll-out of the shingles vaccine under the National Immunisation Program starts on November 1.

The single dose vaccine, Zostavax (Seqirus/Merck Sharp & Dohme) will be funded for 70-year-olds with a catch-up program for 71- to 79-year-olds running until October 2021.

Up-take of the herpes-zoster vaccine is expected to match influenza vaccination rates, according to the University of Sydney’s Professor Dominic Dwyer who specialises in immunology and