Yellow fever vaccination centres

Background

The administration of yellow fever vaccine is regulated under World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR).

The aim of the IHR is to assist in preventing the international spread of disease. Yellow fever is currently the only disease for which vaccination may be required under IHR and the reason why an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) may be requested from people entering certain countries.

Under IHR, the yellow fever vaccine can only be administered at centres that have been designated by the national health administration. Designated centres ensure the quality and safety of the procedures and materials used.

We have produced a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre (YFVC) Information Pack which sets out the conditions of registration for YFVCs in Scotland and provides information for those planning to become or already are YFVCs. The information pack also contains an application form for those wishing to register, attend training, and information on de-designation of centres. Prospective YFVCs should read the information pack before applying for designation. Please note that we are able to de-designate those YFVCs who fail to maintain the required standards.

Contact details and further resources

For queries on any aspect of the designation process or administration of yellow fever vaccine in Scotland please contact:

Email: nss.hpsyellowfever@nhs.net
Telephone: 0141 300 1137

TRAVAX® is a website detailing travel associated health risks and is a source of national guidance for health professionals advising travellers. It's developed and managed by our travel health team. Registration is free within the NHS in Scotland but there is a small charge for users outwith the NHS in Scotland and also for users outside Scotland.

Fitfortravel® is our second travel website for members of the public and is consistent with the advice on TRAVAX.