What is a Shingles Vaccine

The Shingles Vaccine, also called the herpes zoster vaccine, is a vaccine used to protect against shingles.

Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus along one/multiple nerve roots. The shingles vaccine is designed to reduce the risk of developing shingles or to decrease the severity and duration of the rash.

Who should take the Shingles Vaccine 

Shingles is a painful condition that can severely affect your quality of life, we recommend the following groups to get the Shingles vaccine:

  • If you had chickenpox before
  • If you had shingles before
  • Adults aged 50 and older
  • People with certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease

Shingles Vaccine Available 

Type of Vaccine Price Recommended Doses Recommended Age

Shingrix vaccine


2 Doses

Dose 2 can be taken 2-6 months from initial dose

50 years old and above

50 years old and above

Please Note:

Shingrix is NOT subsidised by Medisave. 

Prices are listed in SGD and are for 1 dose of vaccine ONLY. Prices are exclusive of GST and do not include consultation charges.

*Prices listed were last updated on 1 July 2023. Prices may be subject to change.

Finding Us


Accessibility & Support

What is Regis Medical GP clinic’s locations and opening hours?

Regis Medical GP Holland Village is located at 255 Holland Avenue Singapore, 278983

Click here to view our opening hours
Can I do walk-in Vaccinations?

Yes, you can just walk in for Shingles vaccinations. However, we always recommend you booking an appointment in advanced to avoid waiting time. You can book an appointment here.


How do I book a vaccination appointment?

You can book an appointment via our online booking portal here. You may also call our hotline @ +65 8118 5298 to book an appointment.

What are Regis Medical’s cancellation and refund policy?

You can only cancel or change your appointments up to 24 hours before your appointment. You will receive your refund within 3 working days. No refund will be issued for no shows and cancellations within 24 hours before your appointment.

Can I reschedule my appointment? 

Yes. You can reschedule your appointments. However, you need to reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours before your actual appointment time.

You can reschedule your appointment via our booking portal. For urgent cases, please Whatsapp us @ +65 8118 5298.

What happens if I miss my appointment?

No refund will be issued for missed appointments.

General Enquiry

How many doses of Shingles vaccines do I need?

The Shingrix vaccine for shingles is a 2-dose series, with the second dose given 2-6 months after the first dose.

Can I take other vaccines together with Shingles vaccine on the same day?

Although some vaccines can be taken on the same day, it is not advised as you may experience side effects such as nausea, headache, or fever.

Can I take the Shingles vaccine if I am sick or feeling unwell?

You are not advised to take any vaccines if you are ill or feeling unwell as the side effects of vaccines can worsen your existing conditions and symptoms.

What are the common side effects of Shingles vaccines?

Side effects of Shingles vaccine are signs of your body building up immunity. Shingles vaccines are generally safe and only have mild side effects.

Common side effects after taking vaccinations include:

  • Pain, swelling, itchiness, or redness at the area of injection
  • Mild fever
  • Feeling tired
  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Nausea

If you experience severe side effects after taking vaccines, please see a Doctor immediately.

Is the Shingles Vaccine necessary?

Shingles vaccine is recommended for protection against shingles.

Is fasting required before taking the Shingles vaccine?

No fasting is required before taking any vaccines.

What do I need to bring for my vaccination?
  • Your IC
  • Appointment confirmation email if you booked online
  • CHAS, Pioneer or Merdeka card if applicable


What are the modes of payment accepted at Regis Medical?

We accept Visa/Mastercard/AMEX, PayNow, JCB, UnionPay and ApplePay.