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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Baby / child immunisations

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Routine baby and ch​ildhood immunisations

Your child will be offered a range of immunisations between the ages of two months and their teenage years. 

​Immunising your child protects them against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases.​

Pre-school ​immunisations​

Pre-school immunisations, due from when your​ child is two month​s old to when they ​start school, are given at your doctor's surgery by your GP or Practice Nurse. These visits will be free. 

If your child was born in Jersey, you'll automatically get a reminder letter in the post when their immunisations are due. ​

Children born outside Jersey 

You should register with a GP as soon as you arrive in Jersey. You'll get a reminder letter when your child's immunisations are due.

​I​f you've been on the Island less than six months, and don't have a health card, you may have to pay the health insurance contribution  (up to £20.28). Check with your GP.​​​

Doctors (GPs) fees, prescriptions and health cards

​Pre-school immunisation programme

The table below shows the age when your child will be offered their pre-school immunisations:

​​Age when 
immunisations are given
immunisations are given​
​Diseases the immunisations protect against​​Vaccine
brand used
​8 weeks of age

​One injection

​Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)

Infanrix / IPV / Hib
​One injection​Pneumococcal infectionPrevenar
By mouth​Rotavirus​Rotarix
12 weeks of age
​ ​ ​
One​ injection ​Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)Infanrix / IPV / Hib
​One injection​Meningococcal C​Menjugate or Neis Vac-C
​By mouth​RotavirusRotarix
​16 weeks of age
 ​​ ​​
​One injection ​Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)Infanrix / IPV / Hib
​​One injectionPneumococcal infectionPrevenar
​Between 12 and 13 months of ageOne injectionHaemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) and Meningitis C​Menitorix
​​One injectionPneumococcal infection​Prevenar
One injection​Measles, mumps and rubella (1st dose)​Priorix or MMR-VaxPro
​3 years 4 months of age (or soon after)​One injectionDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (booster)​Repevax or Infanrix-IPV
​One injectionMeasles, mumps and rubella (2nd dose)​Priorix or MMR-VaxPro

Baby six-week developmental check 

School age immunisations

All immunisations given in schoo​l to school age children are free, even if ​you've been on the Island less than six months. 

You'll receive information about these immunisations and a consent form to complete when your child's immunisations are due. 

They're given in school by experienced school nurses who will make sure nervous children are as comfortable as possible​.

If your child has recently moved to Jersey and missed any immunisations, the school nurses team will contact you to arrange for your child to have them. 

The table below shows the age when your child will be offered their school age immunisations:

Age when 
immunisations are given
​G​​​ender​​School year​How immunisations are givenDiseases the immunisations 
protect against
​Vaccine brand used

​12 to​ 13 years of age

​GirlsYear 8​​Two separate injections given six months apart​Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus ​(HPV) types 16 and 18​Gardasil 

​13 to 14 ​years of age

​Boys and girls ​​Year 9​One injection ​Tetanus, diphtheria, polio booster​Revaxis
​One injection ​Meningitis C booster *Meningitec, 
Menjugate or
Neis Vac-C

HPV vaccine (cervical cancer)​

*if a child has received a MenC dose since reaching 10 years of age, the booster in school Year 9 is not required.

Changing your address

Tell your GP and H​ealth Visitor (and your child's school if your child is of ​school age) to make sure future remin​ders are sent to your new address.​​​

Contact us

If you have any questions about childhood immunisation, talk to your health visitor or GP. 

Alternatively, you can call or email the Immunisation Nurse Specialist.

Tel: +44 (0) 1534 445790

Email the Immunisation Nurse Specialist​

​NHS Choices website

You can find more information about your child's immunisations on the NHS Choices website:

NHS Choices websit​e
Diphtheria on the NHS Choices website
Tetanus on the NHS Choices website
Whooping cough on the NHS Choices website
Polio on the NHS Choices website
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) on the NHS Choices website
Pneumococcal infections on the NHS Choices website
Rotavirus vaccine on the NHS Choices website​
Meningitis on the NHS Choices website
Measles on the NHS Choices website
Mumps on the NHS Choices website
Rubella on the NHS Choices website
HPV cervical cancer vaccine on the NHS Choices website​

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