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).

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.
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  • 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
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Screening Tool for shingles vaccine v6.0
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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
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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




Health Protection Team

Tel 01387 272724

Fax 01387 272759


Immunisation Team

Tel 01387 244368



Screening Team

Tel 01387 244375


Child Health Team

Tel 01387 244367


Diabetic Retinopathy

Tel 01387 244310




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