Healthy Start Vitamins and the Vitamin D Sunshine Card
Healthy Start vitamins are provided free of charge to all pregnant women, regardless of their financial circumstances, when attending their ante natal clinics. These vitamins can also be accessed by breast feeding women and children under 4 years of age where the family receives Income Support. These recipients receive vouchers which can then be exchanged for the Healthy Start vitamins free of charge.
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde are also supporting the distribution of these vitamins to pregnant & breast feeding women who are asylum seekers, children from these families aged from 6 months until their fourth birthday and others who are financially challenged. People who fall into these categories will be identified by their Health Visitor and will receive Vitamin D Sunshine cards that work in the same way as the Healthy Start vouchers. These vouchers and cards can be exchanged at most Pharmacies and the Healthy Start vitamins are also available to be purchased from the same Pharmacies. For further information please contact [email protected]