Shingles vaccine (Zostavax®): patient group direction (PGD) template

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Letter from PHE and NHS Test and Trace to school and college leaders

Published 14 July 2015

Last updated 8 March 2021
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  1. Added version 09.00 – see page 2 for change history.

  2. Added version V08.00 – updated as routine review prior to PGD expiry (see document change history).

  3. Revised document to correct inclusion criteria date from 2013 to 2012 and add DOB note.


  4. Updated patient group direction template to allow vaccination from turn of age 70 or 78

  5. Updated patient group direction template valid up to 31 August 2017

  6. Updated PGD to allow for intramuscular administration (in line with the amended product license).

  7. Updated the shingles PGD to include detailed information on the use of the shingles vaccine in immunosuppressed individuals.

  8. First published.


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