NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

Vitamin D – COVID-19

Vitamin D – Scottish Government guidance to reflect the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Key messages:

  • With the current advice for people to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has suggested that people of all age groups should consider taking a Vitamin D supplement of 10 micrograms (400 units) daily. Full Scottish Government advice can be accessed HERE.
  • Vitamin D supplements for babies, children and adults can be purchased at pharmacies and supermarkets. 

Availability/Prescribing Vitamin D:

  • Some patient groups are eligible for healthy start vitamins. For more information on healthy start, visit https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/
  • Refer to previous blog HERE for information on colecalciferol supplements of choice in adults and when prescribing may be appropriate.

Further information:

Link to NHSGGC Clinical Guideline: Vitamin D Prevention and Treatment of Deficiency in Adults HERE.

Link to licensed Vitamin D preparations is available HERE.


Published 15/05/2020. Medicines Update blogs are correct at the time of publication.