Zoster or Shingles vaccination is available to anyone over 18 with certain restrictions.

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Shingles vaccination is available to anyone above the age of 18, although there are restrictions.

The Shingles vaccination is available to those 18 years of age and older, if they meet three requirements, according to the Ministry of Health.

One of the ministry’s official Twitter accounts, which helps in providing emergency and routine health services and responding to inquiries from the public, posted the clarification.

The ministry responded to a question about whether the dose is solely for the elderly by stating that those 18 and older can receive the vaccine if they have an autoimmune or immunological condition.

Additionally, the vaccine is advised for anyone who is 18 years of age or older and takes immunosuppressive medications. According to the ministry, in order to assess whether the vaccine is right for their particular health situation, they must speak with their primary care physician.

The ministry stated that regardless of prior infection, those aged 50 and older will receive two doses of the shingles vaccine spaced six months apart in accordance with current recommendations.

It has been noticed that the vaccine aids in avoiding complications from the infection as well as shingles infections in adults.

It is significant that the ministry had announced the availability of the shingles vaccine, also known as the zoster or herpes zoster vaccine, in all primary healthcare facilities across the nation in September of the current year.

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