Meningitis B vaccine scheme ‘a great step forward’, say charities

March 29, 2015 5:19 PM

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Health charities have heralded the announcement that all babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B as a “great step forward” in the fight against the disease.

As part of what is being described as a landmark deal, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Britain would become the first country in the world with a nationwide meningitis B vaccination programme after the Government reached an agreement with drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.

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