Immunisation and Travel

Resources for Immunisers.


Healthcare workers giving immunisations may find these links useful. If in doubt please give us a call on 01387 272724 and we will do our best to advise.


Please see also the Immunisation Training Section (button to the left).

D&G Immunisation Policy
AI08 Immunisation and Vaccination 2013.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.5 MB]
Influenza Vaccination Protocol
Influenza Vaccination for individuals anticipated to experience an extended hospital stay
( > 21 days)

Protocol only valid during the influenza vaccination season; between 1st October 2017 and 31st March 2018.
Influenza vaccination of patients during[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [109.9 KB]



  • Yellow Card (MHRA) for reporting adverse reactions
  • DATIX link to report an adverse incident (needs an NHSD&G intranet connection)



  • Latest Immunisation Schedule (Immunisation Scotland) 
  • Protocol for patients with absent or dysfunctional spleen vaccination policy (see below) 


Advice on Spacing of Live Vaccines
Adobe Acrobat document [44.9 KB]
Screening Tool for shingles vaccine v6.0
screening-tool-for-shingles-vaccine-v6 0[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [452.6 KB]

Travel Advice 




Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres:

  • Dr R Sabur, Lochthorn Medical Centre: 01387 259944
  • Dr J Falconer, New Abbey: 01387 850263
  • Dr T Kennedy, Langholm: 013873 80212
  • Dr J Hill, Lockerbie: 01576 202417
  • Dr D Wooff, Stranraer: 01776 706566
UK Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK 2014
New - uploaded 5 August 2014
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]

Men C Vaccine Update


The NHS Education for Scotland/Health Protection Scotland workforce education resources relating to Meningitis C have now been reviewed and updated.


The resources titled 'Changes to the meningococcal C conjugate (Men C) vaccine schedule 2014 - first-time university entrants under the age of 25 - an update for registered healthcare practitioners',  include slides, notes, FAQs and information sheet.


The resources can be found on the NES website at:


Contact Us:

NHS Dumfries & Galloway Health Protection & Screening

Crichton Hall




Tel 01387 272724

Fax 01387 272759


If you have any comments, or suggestions for topics you would like to see included on the website, please Email Us.