Charity celebrates long awaited news of introduction of MenB vaccine

March 30, 2015 8:06 AM

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Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) supporters across the UK are today celebrating the news that a long awaited and hard campaigned for vaccine against the most feared and deadly disease will be offered to babies for free under the NHS.

Meningococcal B disease (MenB) has for decades been the single largest cause of meningitis in the UK. Young children and adolescents are most at risk. It leads to death in 10% of all cases and to long-term after effects in a further 36%. Department of Health (DH) surveys have consistently shown that...

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