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Following a year-long campaign by Meningitis Now, the Department of Health announced on 21st March 2014 that it will introduce a new Meningitis B vaccine Bexsero into the childhood immunisation programme in the UK. Read the full press release from March 2014.
Update June 2014 - Negotiations between the vaccine company Novartis and the UK Government should now be underway but until the first vaccine is given free on the NHS our campaign will continue.
We want to keep meningitis high on the political health agenda. At the end of June we are meeting with politicians from across the UK who’ve supported our campaign, to thank them and make sure they stay involved in the future.
We have to make sure that:
Support our campaign by getting in touch with your local MP, AM, MSP or MLA.
In the meantime we will keep the campaign running in the press and across social media.
We are committed to bringing in the B vaccine
We are proud of the role we played in influencing the decision making process, the voice of our supporters made a real difference. We know it comes too late for many, but our legacy is that future generations will be protected.
Read the list of possible steps that need to take place in order for the Meningitis B vaccine to be included in the childhood immunisation programme.