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Shingles Vaccine

Did you know that… 
Shingles is a vaccine-preventable disease? 

One in three people will develop shingles in their lifetime.

Shingles (or herpes-zoster) is a painful blistering rash which occurs when the dormant chickenpox virus is re-activated. It causes inflammation of the nerves and sometimes pain in the affected area can be severe and prolonged.

The first symptoms of shingles can resemble flu-like symptoms including fever and headache. A burning sensation often appears on the affected region before the appearance of a rash.

Immunisation against Shingles is achieved by a dose of the Zostavax® vaccine which can be given to adults 50 years and over. The Shingles vaccine is provided free for people aged 70-80 years.

Please phone for an appointment if you wish to have the vaccination or for more information ask to speak to the Practice Nurse.

GPCare Kenilworth, Open Mon, Wed and Fri

GPCare has a second location at 7A Elizabeth St Kenilworth. The Kenilworth community had been without a doctor for almost 2 years when Dr Siobhan MacDonald decided that she would provide this much needed service for the community. Siobhan continues to practice at GPCare Maroochydore 2 days per week.

Contact details for Kenilworth Surgery

Phone: 5472 3914   Fax: 5472 3916

GPCare Medical Centre – Working with you for a healthy future.