Shingles Vaccination


Shingles Vaccine with Consultation £280.00
Shingles Vaccine with No Consultation £220.00

Shingles Vaccination 

MUMS Private GPs offer the Shingles vaccine to prevent shingles and post herpetic neuralgia for people over the age of 50. Two doses are required.

The cost of the vaccine is £180.00

This Vaccine is recommended to be administered within a £100.00 GP Consultation with comprehensive advice.

However, you may wish to have the vaccination only without a consultation which costs £40.00

The two doses are given 8 weeks apart.

Undergoing vaccination can offer protection from both chickenpox and shingles.

MUMS offer the herpes zoster vaccine.

Shingles is a viral infection.

If you have had chicken pox – you can still get shingles

You can have the shingles vaccine at anytime and you can have the shingles vaccine even if you have had shingles.

You cannot get shingles if you have not had chicken pox or been exposed to chicken pox.

This virus can lie dormant for years.

Shingles is most common after the age of  50 years, but it can appear at any age if a person has previously had chickenpox.

Normally just one side of the body is affected. Patients usually complain that this is in the following sites:

  • Waist
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Face
  • Mouth
  • Ears
  • Eyes

The pain results from nerve involvement, rather than the rash itself.

Symptoms of shingles – a rash that blisters – around the chest, back, abdomen and waist.

It usually occurs only on one side of the body.

Shingles usually lasts around 2–4 weeks. It is contagious until the blisters dry up and crust over.

Most people will only have an episode of shingles once, but it can recur in some people.

To book a shingles vaccine call 0121 704 2669. One of our friendly informative team will book this for you.

Our GPs are available 6 days per week. There are no waiting times and we have ample parking.