Routine childhood vaccinations
Your child will be offered a range of vaccinations throughout their childhood to protect them against serious and potentially deadly diseases. These vaccinations are safe and extremely effective.
Find out more about vaccinations and why it's important to protect your child by watching these short videos.
Vaccinations video: Part 1 on the NHS website
Vaccinations video: Part 2 on the NHS website
School age vaccinations
All vaccinations given in school to school age pupils are free, even if you've been on the Island less than six months. The age the vaccines are offered are based on evidence that shows this is the most effective time to protect your child.
You'll receive information about these vaccinations and a consent form to complete when vaccinations are due.
They're given in school by experienced school nurses who will make sure nervous pupils are as comfortable as possible.
If your child has recently moved to Jersey and missed any vaccinations, the school nurse team will contact you to arrange for them to be protected.
The table below shows the age when your child will be offered their school age vaccinations and the diseases your child will be protected against:
|4 to 11 years of age ||Boys and girls ||Annually for all school years in primary school||Flu (nasal vaccine) |
|12 to 13 years of age||Girls||Year 8||Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 (two separate injections given six months apart)||Gardasil|
|13 to 14 years of age ||Boys and girls ||Year 9|
Tetanus, diphtheria, and polio booster
Patient information leaflets and useful links
The following patient information leaflets give more information about the vaccines:
Patient information leaflet for Fluenz
Patient information leaflet for Gardasil
Patient information leaflet for Revaxis
Patient information leaflet for Nimenrix
Vaccine ingredients on the University Oxford Vaccine Group website
Children and the flu vaccine
HPV vaccine (cervical cancer)
Teenage booster vaccine on NHS Choices website
MenACWY vaccine on NHS Choices website
Baby / pre-school vaccinations
NHS Choices website
You can find more information about the diseases school vaccinations protect against on the NHS Choices website:
NHS Choices website
Flu on the NHS Choices website
Diphtheria on NHS Choices website
Tetanus on the NHS Choices website
Polio on the NHS Choices website
Meningitis on the NHS Choices website
HPV on the NHS Choices website
If you have any questions about school age vaccinations, contact the School Nursing team Tel: +44(0) 1534 443622.
Alternatively, you can call or email the Immunisation Nurse Specialist.
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 445790 or 07797827391
Email the Immunisation Nurse Specialist