Covid-19 Coronavirus

Vaccinations

The Isle of Man follows a similar Routine Immunisation Programme to that carried out within the UK - but it should be noted that some of the vaccines offered differ slightly to those offered within the UK.

View the sections below for information on the Isle of Man Immunisation Programmes.

Immunisation is a way of protecting against serious infectious diseases.  Once we have been immunised our bodies are better able to fight those diseases if we come into contact with them.

Speak to your GP practice if you or your child:

  • has missed any vaccinations
  • has a vaccination appointment booked – but you've missed it or cannot attend
  • is ill with a high temperature
  • has a bleeding disorder (such as haemophilia)
  • has a fit (seizure) without a high temperature

They can book the next available appointment or give you advice.

It's best to have vaccines on time, but you can still catch up on most vaccines if you miss them.

Remember: It is never too late for you or your child to be immunised. Even if you or your child has missed an immunisation and is older than the recommended ages, Doctor, Practice Nurse or Health Visitor to arrange for you or your child to be assessed for age appropriate immunisation.

COVID-19 vaccination for the Isle of Man

For details on the Isle of COVID-19 Vaccination programme and the groups eligible to receive this vaccine please visit:

Isle of Man COVID-19 vaccination Programme for the Isle of Man

For information on the eligible groups and leaflets on the vaccine:

Vaccination for the public

How to register to become a COVID-19 Vaccinator, training links and detailed guidance for delivery of vaccines for healthcare professionals

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Department of Health and Social Care have set out an extensive list of information about the vaccine, our rollout programme and a range of related issues.

Vaccination for professionals

Flu Vaccination Programme 2020

HPV Vaccination Programme 2020

Yellow Fever

Pregnancy

Pregnancy: Flu, Whooping Cough & German Measles

Pre Pregnancy 

MMR for women planning pregnancy

Pregnancy 

When it's offeredVaccines
During flu season Flu vaccine
From 16 weeks pregnant Whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine

For details on the local flu vaccination during pregnancy: gov.im/flu 

Pregnant? There are many ways to help protect you and your baby

Premature Babies

Your baby can still have their vaccinations if:

  • they have a minor illness without a high temperature – such as a cold
  • they have allergies, asthma, eczema or food intolerances
  • they were born prematurely

Important 

It's really important that premature babies still have their vaccinations from 8 weeks old. They may be at higher risk of catching infections if you wait.

It may seem very early to give a vaccination to such a tiny baby. But many scientific studies have shown that it's a good time to give them vaccines.

  

Up to and including one year of age

Your child’s first immunisation is due at eight weeks of age. Make an appointment by contacting your GP surgery. All childhood immunisations are free.

Your baby can still have their vaccinations if:

  • they have a minor illness without a high temperature – such as a cold
  • they have allergies, asthma, eczema or food intolerances
  • they were born prematurely

Up to one year of age

AgeVaccines
8 weeks 
12 weeks 
16 weeks

At one year of age

Age Vaccines
1 year

Preschool aged 2 to 5 years

 

Age Vaccines
3 years and 4 months

  

  

Young People

  

AgeVaccine
12 to 13 years HPV vaccine

Isle of Man Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination Programme is delivered to year 8 boys and girls attending local secondary schools. For more details on this programme please visit www.gov.im/hpv

 

AgeVaccine
14 years

  

'Fresher' students going to university for the first time should make sure they've had the MenACWY vaccine to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.

The MenACWY vaccine is also routinely offered to teenagers in school Years 9 and 10. This page covers information for England.

Men ACWY – NHS Booklet ages 9 to 10 years

Men ACWY – NHS Booklet are your starting University?

Anyone born on or after 1 September 1996 who was eligible but missed their teenage MenACWY vaccine can still have the vaccine up to their 25th birthday. Speak to your Practice Nurse for more information.

Before leaving the Isle of Man we recommend you have this vaccination. If you live in, or are going to university in, other areas of the country, click on the links below:

MenACWY in Wales 

MenACWY in Scotland

MenACWY in Northern Ireland
  

   

Adults

Measles Mumps and Rubella

All Adults should check that they have had two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.

UK NHS - MMR Vaccine Overview

MenACWY

Anyone born on or after 1 September 1996 who was eligible but missed their teenage MenACWY vaccine can still have the vaccine up to their 25th birthday.  Speak to your Practice Nurse for more information.

Men ACWY Vaccine Overview

Men ACWY – NHS Booklet are your starting University?

Older People

AgeVaccines
65 years Pneumococcal (PPV) vaccine
65 (and every year after) Flu vaccine
70 years Shingles vaccine

For details on the local flu vaccination programme visit: gov.im/flu 

The flu vaccination Who should have it and why  

Also see 'At risk' Groups and Travel advice and vaccines.

'At Risk' Groups

Chickenpox vaccine

BCG (TB) vaccine

Flu vaccine

Isle of Man Flu Programme

Hepatitis B vaccine

Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine

Also see Travel advice and vaccines.

This includes selective immunisation programmes and additional vaccines for individuals with underlying medical conditions. If you have any question speak to your Midwife, Doctor, Practice Nurse or Health Visitor.

Travel advice and vaccines

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