A steady flow of parents have made use of a special measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunisation clinic at Jersey's General Hospital.
It was set up to help prevent an outbreak of measles in the island.
A total of 83 chldren were vaccinated.
The free clinic was aimed at children who previously missed out on having either one or both MMR vaccination doses.
It comes as England and Wales experience the highest level of measles cases for 18 years.
The measles epidemic in Wales is continuing and some areas in London are now seeing measles outbreaks, with the number of cases of measles in London between January and March having doubled compared to the same period in 2012.
In recent weeks, the Public Health team have written to more than 500 parents of children in school years 5-8, whose records showed they had not received two MMR vaccine doses.
Jersey's Head of Healthcare Programmes, Dr Linda Diggle, said: "We haven't seen any cases of measles in Jersey for some years but we aren't complacent - we always have children moving into Jersey from other areas and children, parents and our population are continually travelling to and from the UK, often via London, so we need to keep our children protected."
"In Jersey, we currently have very high MMR vaccine uptake amongst our under 5s, however this wasnt always the case. In the early years of the millennium, uptake of MMR vaccine in Jersey plummeted in the years in and between 2002 and 2005. This was a direct result of adverse publicity in the national media. These children are now aged around 10-13."
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