Yellow fever vaccination centres registration and training requirements

Applying for designation as a YFVC

There is a registration fee of £65 for all yellow fever vaccination centres (YFVCs) in Scotland. The fee will be due every two years at the time of re-registration. Newly applying centres wishing to become registered need to attend yellow fever training for half a day before their application can be fully processed.

In order to apply for designation as a YFVC in Scotland, the registered medical practitioner responsible for the centre is required to read the YFVC Information pack and complete and sign the application form and Conditions of Registration for Designation form within the pack.

The information pack includes:

  • application forms
  • conditions of registration form
  • de-designation information

Completed application forms should be returned to nss.hpsyellowfever@nhs.net.

Training information

Our organisation is responsible for implementing and monitoring mandatory training for designated YFVCs in Scotland.

This training is only open to registered YFVCs in Scotland or those applying to become designated.

One staff member can attend the training; however that person would then need to pass on the information to other relevant staff working in the YFVC.

The training will focus on administration of yellow fever vaccine and associated issues but won't include general travel health training. To maintain designation status, it's mandatory that one member of staff from the YFVC completes our yellow fever re-training every two years. This would be a member of staff such as a:

  • registered doctor
  • nurse
  • pharmacist

Training topics will include:

  • yellow fever disease
  • yellow fever vaccine
  • vaccination certificates
  • administrative issues
  • case studies

Training fee

There is a fee of £70 to attend the training session and this includes all training materials.

Please don't include payment when you send in the application form. Our finance department will contact you for payment, and your training place will be confirmed. Details of how to pay is on the invoice.

How to register for training

To register, complete the training application form within the Information Pack. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Training dates and venue

7 June 2019, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
7 October 2019, 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Health Protection Scotland
Meridian Court
5 Cadogan Street
Glasgow
G2 6QE

Re-training for registered centres

Centres undertaking re-training can either attend one of our face-to-face training days, or can undertake the training programme via this website. The online re-training programme is free of charge and can be accessed and completed at any time.

We produce the online training programme in collaboration with NHS Education for Scotland (NES). It's a comprehensive programme which covers the main aspects of yellow fever relevant to YFVCs and should take no more than two hours to complete.

Training programme

The training programme is supplied in enhanced PDF format.To ensure full functionality please open in Adobe Reader rather than your web browser. Please note that this is a large file, so may take a few moments to download. If you have problems accessing the PDF, please contact: nss.hpswebmanager@nhs.net.

Download the Yellow Fever Training Programme

If you have any queries concerning the content of the training programme please contact us at: nss.hpsyellowfever@nhs.net.

On completion of the training programme, a Confirmation of Completion form should be returned to us. This form is within the training programme and full instructions on completing and returning the form will be found there.

De-designation information

We also have the power to de-designate those YFVCs who fail to maintain the required standards.

Further information on this can be found in the information pack.

If further clarification is required on any aspect of the application and registration process please contact us by either:

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