Doctors told to prioritise vulnerable patients as stocks of shingles drug dwindle

November 6 2023 - 9:56am

Five million Australians have become eligible for a free vaccination to protect them from shingles - but few will be able to access it until next year.

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Eileen Wood

Senior Journalist

I'm a senior news journalist at The Senior newspaper, the leading publication bringing targeted news on issues affecting older Australians. We cover NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, SA and WA. If you have a story idea I would love to hear it. You can email me: or phone The Senior 02-4355-5000, mob. 0487 495 805