If a vaccine is given when a baby still has antibodies to the disease, the antibodies can stop the vaccine working. This is why routine childhood immunisations do not start until a baby is 2 months old, when the antibodies a baby gets from its mother have stopped working.
This is also why it is important to stick to the immunisation schedule, as a delay can leave a baby unprotected. A delay can increase the chance of adverse reactions to some vaccines, such as pertussis (whooping cough).
For information regarding all Childhood vaccines, please visit http://www.gov.je/babyvaccines
We offer FREE Routine immunisations and well baby check clinics;
St Ouen's Village Surgery - Tuesday - 11.30am.
Cleveland Road - Wednesday - 10.20am-12.00pm
St Brelade's Surgery - Monday - 12.00am-1.00pm
The Clinics are run by an appointment system, the purpose being to carry out immunisations, well baby checks and weighing and measuring the growth of babies.
You will be sent a reminder by letter from the Child Health Department for each immunisation due. Please ring the surgery and ask to speak to Sue Wood to book an appointment in one of our Surgery Baby Clinics as shown above.
If there are any changes to your address, please let us know so that we can both update our records and inform Public Health.
All vaccinations require your consent. If you do not wish your baby to have an immunisation for any reason, please ring the surgery and ask to speak with your Doctor. This is important so that we may inform Public Health of your decision.
In the interest of prevention of spread of infection to well babies, please do not bring sick or ill babies to the Baby Clinics. If your baby is ill, please make an appointment to see the doctor at ordinary surgery times.
If you do not receive a reminder from Public Health, please ring us anyway to make an appointment. If you have any questions about the above service, please do not hesitate to contact the surgery.