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

Baby / child vaccinations

​Routine baby and childhood vaccinations

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

It’s very important your child has their vaccinations to protect them against potentially serious diseases.  Vaccinations are quick, safe and extremely effective.

Find out more about vaccinations a​nd why it's important to vaccinate your child by watching these short videos.

Measles video: Rachel'​s story on the NHS website

Vaccinations video: P​art 1 on the NHS website

Vaccinations vide​o: Part 2 on the NHS website​

​​Pre-school vaccinations​

Pre-school vaccinations, due from when your child is two months 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 vaccinations 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 vaccinations​ are due.

If 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 vaccination programme

The table below shows the age when yo​ur child will be offered their pre-school vaccinations​:

Age when 
vaccinations  are given
Diseases the vaccinations protect against
2 months of age Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
​Pneumococcal infection
Rotavirus
Meningitis B*
3 months of age ​ ​Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
Rotavirus
4 months of age
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
Pneumococcal infection
Meningitis B*
Between 12 and 13 months of age ​Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) and Meningitis C
Pneumococcal infection
Measles, mumps and rubella (1st dose)
Meningitis B (this dose is only required for children born on or after 1 May 2015) 
2, 3 and  4 year olds
(annually in October / November)
Flu (nasal spray)
3 years 4 months of age (or soon after) ​Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (booster)
Measles, mumps and rubella (2nd dose)

* After your baby has their MenB vaccine at two and four months, it's recommended you give them infant paracetamol. Your GP will give you an information leaflet about ​paracetamol at your vaccination appointment. Follow the instructions in the leaflet for the correct dose.

Meningococcal B (MenB) vac​cine

Children and the flu vaccine

Baby six-week developmental check

School age vaccinations

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

You'll receive information about these vaccinations and a consent form to complete when your child's vaccinations 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 vaccinations, 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 vaccinations.

Age when 
vaccinations are 
given

Gender School year Diseases the vaccinations 
protect against
4 to 7 years of ageBoys and girlsReception
Year 1
Year 2
Flu (given as a nasal spray)
12 to 13 years of ageGirlsYear 8Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 (two separate injections given six months apart)
13 to 14 years of ageBoys and girls Year 9Tetanus, diphtheria, and polio
​Meningitis ACWY

Children and the flu vaccine​

HPV vaccine (cervical cancer)

Teenage booster vaccine on NHS Choices website​​

Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) ​vaccine​​

MenACWY vaccine on NHS Choices website​

Changing your address

If you change address, you need to let us know so we can make sure future reminders are sent to your new address. You need to inform:

  • your GP and Health Visitor
  • your child's school (if your child is of school age)
  • the Child Health team on +44 (0) 1534 443741 or you can email them

Email the Child Health team

Contact us

If you have any questions about childhood vaccination, talk to your Health V​isitor 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 vaccinations on the NHS Choices website:

NHS Choices website
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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