If you’re between 65 and 70 years old, you can get vaccinated against shingles free of charge in Ontario.
NEW in October 2020: The Ontario publicly funded shingles immunization program, available for seniors ages 65 to 70 years, will transition from offering the Zostavax® II (Merck Canada Inc.) vaccine to the Shingrix® (GSK) vaccine.
- Health Care Professional Qs and As Shingles program product transition - English (PDF, 149 KB)
- Health Care Professional Qs and As Shingles program product transition - French (PDF, 172 KB)
- Patient Factsheet – Shingles Program transition - English (PDF, 110 KB)
- Patient Factsheet – Shingles Program transition - French (PDF, 100 KB)
- NACI statement on Updated Recommendations on the Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines
- Summary of the NACI Update on Herpes Zoster Vaccines
- Transition to Publicly Funded Shingrix® Vaccine for Ontario’s Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Immunization Program: Information for Health Care Providers
- Ontario.ca – Get free shingles vaccine webpage
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