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School vaccinations

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 a​nd 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.

Vaccination programme

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:

​Age when vaccinations are given

​Gender​School year​Diseases the vaccinations
protect against
​Brand used
​4 to 11 years of age 

​Boys and girls Annually for all school years in primary school​Flu (nasal vaccine)

​Fluenz


​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

Meningitis ACWY

​Revaxis

Nimenrix






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

Contact us

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

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