Shingles Vaccine


Once administered, protection from the shingles vaccine should last at least 9 years. Two doses, administered 2 to 12 months apart, are required for long-term protection.

Who can receive the vaccine?

  • Shingrix, the vaccine that protects against shingles (Herpes Zoster), is offered free of charge to adults 75 years of age and older and immunocompromised adults 18 years of age and older. 
  • These individuals can be vaccinated regardless of whether they have had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine.
  • While the shingles vaccine is also recommended for adults 50 to 74 years old, it is not free. These individuals can make an appointment in selected community pharmacies.

How can I make an appointment?


Phone: 514 644-4545

For more information: Info CIUSSS call centre: 514 630-2123

What should I bring to my appointment?

Please be sure to bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your health insurance card
  • Your vaccination record

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