Shield yourself from shingles – DL brochure 2 – First Nations

Information on shingles vaccinations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over.


Shield yourself from shingles – DL brochure 2 – First Nations

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Shield yourself from shingles

Yarn with your health professional about the shingles vaccine that's free for us mob 50 years or older.

What is shingles?

If you've had chickenpox as a kid, you can get shingles as an adult.

Shingles is a viral infection that can be really nasty; especially if you're over 50 or if your immune system is weak.

It can:

  • cause a painful, blistering rash
  • bring on sudden and intense pain that can last for months
  • be very severe and impact your life
  • lead to serious illness in some cases.

Shield yourself from shingles

The good news is, there's a safe and effective shingles vaccine for us mob 50 years or older. It's free!

Shield yourself from shingles. Yarn to your health professional about your eligibility for the free shingles vaccine today.

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