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Drug Name Classification Clinical Indication Comments
Herpes ZOSTER vaccine Do not prescribe All indications outside of the green book. Zostavax is a live vaccine, therefore NOT suitable for immunocompromised patients. Do not prescribe on FP10 (black through this route).

From 1st September 2023, Shingrix® will be offered to immunocompetent individuals routinely at 60 years of age, and to immunocompromised individuals aged 50 years old and over. Please see Green Book for further details.

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Recent documents from LLR APC and TAS

About the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Area Prescribing Committee

In common with other local health communities, the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Area Prescribing Committee (LLR APC) acknowledges the benefits of having a Leicestershire Health Community-wide strategy for the prescribing of specialist medicines and the managed entry of new drugs and related technologies.

Leicestershire Health Community comprises the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board, University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), amongst which there is a total consensus on the need for this strategy, and the LLR APC has been in place since 2005. Learn more