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Shingles (routine aged 70) vaccination programme

Purpose and outline

In March 2010, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended that patients aged 70 years should be routinely offered vaccination against shingles. This programme was introduced in September 2013.

Eligible patients are all those who were aged 70 years on 1 September 2013 or who attained their 70th birthday between 1 September 2013 and the quality service end date (inclusive), and the vaccine was administered whilst the patient was aged less than 80 years old.

How this service is commissioned and provided

NHS England Regional teams commission this service from GP practices.

NHS England service specifications

NHS Employers Vaccination and Immunisation guidance


Information about this service

Quality service start date: 1 April 2020

Quality service end date: 31 March 2021

Payment period: Monthly

Collection frequency: Monthly

Manual or automatic entry: Automatic

Included in data collection: All system suppliers (TPP, INPS, Microtest and Emis)

Co-commissioning: No

Classification: Vaccination and Immunisation programme

Service guides

Our service guides describe how to participate, manually enter and declare achievement for this service. Activity and achievement should be recorded monthly.

Payment count/clinical codes

Commissioners and practice should refer to our supporting business rules for information on management information counts and clinical codes.

Further information to support users can be found on the SNOMED CT Implementation in Primary Care site, including Codes to support Technical Requirements 18-19 -  a document providing appropriate Read v2 and CTV3 codes for SNOMED CT concept IDs.

Last edited: 11 April 2020 7:55 am