Shingles Vaccines (Shingrix) 

We have received a very limited supply of Shingles vaccines (Shingrix) from the government (approximately 20 doses per month).

We have started a waiting list for patients who wish to get the shingles vaccine at our practice.

When we next receive our monthly delivery, our nurses will call patients on the waiting list to make bookings.


Free shingles vaccination under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) is available for eligible people most at risk of complications from shingles.

A 2-dose course of Shingrix is available for free for:

  • People aged 65 years and older
  • First Nations people aged 50 years and older
  • immunocompromised people aged 18 years and older with certain medical conditions*


If you previously received a free Zostavax shingles vaccine under the NIP, you are not eligible for a free Shingrix vaccine for at least 5 years.  

If you purchased the Zostavax vaccine privately, you can receive Shingrix for free under the program if you’re eligible.

You should wait at least 12 months between receiving Zostavax and getting the Shingrix vaccine. 

How to get vaccinated against shingles

Shingrix consists of 2 doses given 2 to 6 months apart in healthy people, or 1 to 2 months apart in people who are immunocompromised.

Find product information and consumer medicine information for Shingrix and other shingles vaccines from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

When Is Shingrix Available?

We will begin offering Shingrix vaccinations from 1st November 2023 at Criniti Medical Practice.

Booking Appointments

Please call reception on (02) 9570 7770 to add your name to our waiting list / make a booking with our nurse.

After Your Vaccination

After receiving any vaccine, you may experience minor side effects. Most side effects are mild and last no more than a few days.

Common reactions to vaccinations include:

  • a sore arm
  • headache
  • low level fever
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • tiredness
  • joint pain
  • gastrointestinal symptoms

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