Vaccines your child should have before starting school
By the time your child reaches the age to start primary school, they should have received a range of vaccinations to protect them against serious and potentially deadly diseases.
It's important you check that your child has had 2 MMR vaccines. The first one is usually given once children reach one year of age. The second one is usually given around 3 years and 4 months of age.
Having 2 doses of the MMR vaccine ensures good protection against measles, mumps and rubella.
If you are unsure if your child is up-to-date with their vaccinations, or you want them to have vaccinations they previously missed out on, contact the Immunisation Nurse Specialist on +44 (0) 1534 445790 or +44 (0) 7797 827391.
The vaccinations we offer are safe and effective. Find out more about 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
The table below shows the ages your child will be offered school age vaccinations and the diseases they protect against.
The age the vaccines are offered are based on evidence that shows the most effective time to protect your child. For most pupils, these vaccinations complete the childhood course of vaccinations.
You will receive information about these vaccinations and a consent form to complete when vaccinations are due.
The vaccinations are given in school by experienced school nurses who make sure nervous pupils are as comfortable as possible.
All vaccinations for school age pupils are free when the vaccines are given in school, even if you've been on the Island for less than 6 months.
If your child has recently moved to Jersey and / or missed any vaccinations, the Immunisation Nurse Specialist can arrange for them to be vaccinated by the school nurses. Contact the Immunisation Nurse Specialist.
School age vaccination programme
Annually for all school children up to and including school year 11
|All school years up to and including school year 11 annually||Flu (nasal vaccine) |
|12 to 13 years of age||Year 8|
Cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), including cervical cancer, mouth and throat cancers and some cancers of the anal and genital areas
|13 to 14 years of age ||Year 9|
Tetanus, diphtheria, and polio booster
Nimenrix or Menveo
Vaccinations you should have had before going to University
If you are planning to go to university or go travelling, you should ensure you are up to date with your childhood vaccinations before you leave.
There have been outbreaks of measles and mumps in universities, and measles is circulating in England. There has also been a surge in measles cases in the European region and beyond, with deaths in adults and children caused by measles.
Before you get to university, your university will ask you to confirm you have had 2 doses of the MMR vaccine and a MenACWY vaccine.
If you haven't had all these vaccines, contact the Immunisation Nurse Specialist. They will help you to get protected before you go to university.
Find out more about the MenACWY vaccine and Travel vaccinations.
Useful links to more information
Baby / pre-school vaccinations
Annual nasal flu vaccinations for children age 2 to school year 11
HPV vaccine and who it's for
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) on NHS website
MenACWY vaccine on NHS Choices website
Teenage booster vaccine (3 in 1) on NHS Choices website
Patient information leaflets
The following patient information leaflets give more information about the vaccines:
Fluenz patient information leaflet
Gardasil patient information leaflet
Menveo patient information leaflet
Nimenrix patient information leaflet
Revaxis patient information leaflet
If you have any questions about school age vaccinations, call or email the Immunisation Nurse Specialist.
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 445790 or +44 (0) 7797 827391.