It's not always possible to prevent shingles, but a vaccine called Zostavax can reduce your chances of developing the condition.
If you still develop shingles after having this vaccine, it may be milder and last for a shorter time than usual.
The vaccine is available on the NHS to some people in their 70s.
Click on the link below to see if you are eligible
IF YOU WERE BORN AFTER 1970 & ONLY HAD ONE MMR VACCINATION OR WERE BORN BEFORE 1970 AND DO NOT REMEMBER HAVING MEASLES IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU HAVE THE MMR VACCINATION; PLEASE BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE PRACTICE NURSE