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About Jersey's vaccination schedule

Vaccination schedule

The table below shows the vaccines​ and the diseases you or your child will be protected against that are routinely offered in Jersey and the ages at which they should ideally be given.

8 weeks

In Jersey, baby and pre-school vaccinations are offered at your GP surgery. These consultations at your surgery are free. You will receive a reminder letter when your child’s vaccinations are due.

​Age when vaccinations are given​Diseases the vaccinations protect against
8 weeks of age​ ​ ​ ​​Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Hib disease and Hepatitis B vaccine
​Pneumococcal vaccine
​Rotavirus vaccine
​Meningitis B* (MenB) vaccine

*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.

12 weeks

​Age when vaccinations are given​Diseases the vaccinations protect against
​​12 weeks of age​ ​ ​Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Hib disease and Hepatitis B vaccine
​Rotavirus vaccine

16 weeks

​Age when vaccinations are given​​Diseases the vaccinations protect against
​​​16 weeks of age​ ​ ​Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Hib disease and Hepatitis B vaccine
​Pneumococcal vaccine
​Meningitis B* (MenB) vaccine

*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.

1 year old

​Age when vaccinations are given​​Diseases the vaccinations protect against
​1 year old **​(but not before first birthday) ​ ​​Measles, mumps and rubella (1st dose)
​Meningitis B (MenB)
​Pneumococcal vaccine
​Hib disease and Meningitis C

**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.

2, 3 and 4 years

​Age when vaccinations are given​​Diseases the vaccinations protect against
​2, 3 and 4 years of age​ (annually)

Flu (nasal vaccine)

For more information on annual nasal flu vaccination for 2 to 4 years olds

3 years and 4 months

​Age when vaccinations are given​​Diseases the vaccinations protect against
​3 years 4 months of age (or soon after)​ ​ ​​Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (booster)
​Measles, mumps and rubella (2nd dose)


BCG (Tuberculosis) vaccine

In Jersey, BCG vaccination is recommended for babies up to 1 year old who have a parent or grandparent who was born in a country where there's a high rate of TB.

For more information on BCG (Tuberculosis) vaccine

Baby and pre-school vaccinations

5 to 16 years

School-age vaccinations are offered in school free of charge. You will receive a letter via your child’s school when vaccinations are due. GP surgeries do not stock school age vaccinations, therefore vaccinations for school children are not available through your GP surgery.

​Age when vaccinations are given​Diseases the vaccinations protect against

​​5 to 16 years​

Annually for all school children up to and including school year 11

Flu (nasal vaccine)

12 to 13 years

​Age when vaccinations are given​Diseases the vaccinations protect against

​ ​​12 to 13 years of age

Year 8

Cancers caused by HPV, including cervical cancer, mouth and throat cancers and some cancers of the anal and genital area.

13 to 14 years

​Age when vaccinations are given​Diseases the vaccinations protect against

13 to 14 years of age

Year 9

​Tetanus, diphtheria, and polio booster

Meningitis ACWY vaccine

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.

You can find out more about which vaccines you need School aged vaccinations

65 years and over

​Age when vaccinations are given​Diseases the vaccinations protect against

65 years of age and over

Pneumococcal

Flu vaccine (annually)

70 years

​Age when vaccinations are given​Diseases the vaccinations protect against

70 years of age

​Shingles vaccine

Vaccines for at risk groups

There are some vaccines that are recommended for people who are in certain risk groups, such as:

  • pregnant women
  • people with health conditions that put them at increased risk of disease or complications

BCG (TB) vaccine for at risk children

Flu vaccine for children

Flu vaccine at risk adults

Flu vaccine for pregnant women

Whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women

HPV vaccine for men who have sex with men (MSM)

Travel vaccinations

If you or your family are planning a holiday away from Jersey, you can find out more about travel vaccinations you might need.

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