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

Baby / child immunisations

Routine baby and childhood 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 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 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.

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 immunisation programme

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

Age when 
immunisations are given
Diseases the immunisations protect against
2 months of age

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

Pneumococcal infection
Meningitis B*
3 months of age
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
Meningococcal C
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 ageHaemophilus 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 immunisations

All immunisations 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 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
GenderSchool yearDiseases the immunisations 
protect against
4 to 7 years of ageBoys and​ girls​Reception
Year 1
Year 2
​Flu (given as a nasal spray)

12 to 13 years of age

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

13 to 14 years of age

Boys 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

Tell your GP and Health Visitor (and your child's school if your child is of school age) to make sure future reminders 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 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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