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Baby and pre-school vaccinations

​Routine childhood vaccinations

Your child will be offered a range of vaccinations throughout their childhood from the age of 8 weeks, to protect them against serious and potentially deadly diseases. Vaccinations are safe and extremely effective.

Find out more about vaccinations a​nd why it's important to protect 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​

​​Baby and pre-school vaccinations​

Baby and pre-school vaccinations are due from when your child is 8 weeks old to when they start school. Over 95% of parents protect their child by ensuring they have these vaccinations.

Your GP or Practice Nurse gives baby and pre-school vaccinations at your doctor’s surgery. These visits are free.

If your child was born in Jersey, you'll get a reminder letter in the post when their 8-week vaccinations are due.

Vaccination programme

The table below shows the age when yo​ur child will be offered their baby and pre-school vaccinations,​ and the diseases your child will be protected against.

Age when vaccinations are givenDiseases the vaccinations protect against
8 weeks of ageDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Hib disease and Hepatitis B
​Pneumococcal infection
Rotavirus
Meningitis B* (MenB)
12 weeks of age ​Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Hib disease and Hepatitis B
Rotavirus
16 weeks of age​Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Hib disease and Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal infection
Meningitis B* (MenB)

1 year old **
​(but not before first birthday) 

Measles, mumps and rubella (1st dose)
Meningitis B (MenB)
​Pneumococcal infection
​Hib disease and Meningitis C

​2, 3 and 4 years of age

(annually, ahead of winter) 

Influenza (Flu)

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 8 weeks and 16 weeks, it's recommended you give them infant paracetamol. Your GP will provide information about paracetamol at your vaccination appointment. Follow the instructions for the correct dose.

**These vaccinations are routinely given together at one year old. Some GPs choose to administer these vaccinations over 2 consultations. That means that your GP gives 2 injections at one year old  and 2 injections at thirteen months of age.  

Vaccine ingredients on the University of Oxford Vaccine Group website

Children and the flu vaccine

Baby six-week developmental check

School vaccinations

Children born outside Jersey

You should register with a GP as soon as you arrive in Jersey. This will help ensure you 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. It's important you don't delay getting your child protected.

Doctors (GPs) fees, prescriptions and health cards

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

NHS Choices website

You can find more information about the diseases that the vaccines protect against on the NHS Choices website:

Diphtheria on the NHS Choices website

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) on the NHS Choices website

Pneumococcal infections on the NHS Choices website

Measles on the NHS Choices website

Meningitis on the NHS Choices website

Mumps on the NHS Choices website

Polio on the NHS website

Rotavirus vaccine on the NHS Choices website

Rubella on the NHS Choices website

Tetanus on the NHS Choices website

Whooping cough on the NHS Choices website

Contact us

If you have any questions about childhood vaccination, talk to your Health V​isitor or GP.

You can also email the Immunisation Nurse Specialist or call them on +44 (0) 1534 445790.

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