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CARERS MATTER: As a carer, do you know what support is available near you? If you wish to find out, speak to Liz from the Islington Carer's Hub - every second Thursday at your GP Surgery (also visit:


Shingles vaccine is available under the national programme for people aged 70 and 78. You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September 2015 after you've turned 70 or 78 and remain so until the last day of August 2016.  You will receive letters or phone call from the practice if you are eligible.

In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the previous two years of the programme but missed out on their vaccinations remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:

  • people aged 71 and 72 on 1 September 2015
  • people aged 79
  • if you were born on or between 02/09/1942 and 01/09/1945
  • if you were born on or between 02/09/1935 and 01/09/1937

The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS if you are aged 80 or over.

You can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year, though many people will find it convenient to have it at the same time as their annual flu vaccination.

EBOLA VIRUS: If you are experiencing symptoms...

If you are experiencing Fever, Headache or Diarrhoea and have travelled from Guinea, Sierra Leon or Liberia in the past month then please do not attend surgery. Stay at home and call the surgery (0207 359 0445) or call 111 for further advice. Go to NHS Choices website for more details:  




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