The yellow fever vaccine must be given at centres that are designated by the health administration for the territory in which they are located.

Public Health Scotland (PHS) has the legislative authority to undertake the designation of Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres (YFVCs) in Scotland.

Our PHS yellow fever programme provides oversight of:

  • registration for designation
  • renewal of designation
  • training
  • standards and audit processes

This 'Designation of Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres Information Pack' describes these processes. The pack also includes the Conditions of Designation (CoD). The status as a designated YFVC in Scotland is dependent on the YFVC upholding and maintaining the CoD.

The CoD aims to ensure that individuals seeking YF vaccine before travelling abroad:

  • have access to a formally registered YFVC
  • are given appropriate travel advice
  • are assured of the quality and the safety of the procedures and materials employed

The Responsible Supervising Clinician (RSC) must sign the CoD on:

  • initial registration to become a designated YFVC
  • renewal of designation
  • re-instatement following de-designation

Visit our yellow fever vaccination centres web pages for more information about YFVCs and our yellow fever training programme.

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Last updated: 13 June 2022
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