Is anyone planning to have the new shingles jab for the +70s? As I've just reached that magical age I booked the jab for tomorrow at my local surgery. Quite by chance I read the pred notes that come with every prescription. In there it states that if you are taking pred you should keep away from people with shingles as they could affect you severely. I wondered if that applied to having the jab.
I called the surgery and was told that I should not have the jab as it could give me shingles rather than preventing. I've had it once and definitely do not want it again!!
So that's a warning to all. I'll also raise at the surgery that before arranging the jab they should check the medication being taken