Vaccine introduction

We will campaign for the introduction of licensed vaccines as soon as they become available in the UK. Our current focus is on extending the new Men B vaccine


Men B vaccine

We campaigned for the introduction of the Men B vaccine since January 2013, when it was licensed for use in the UK. The Government recommended it's introduction to babies as part of the national immunisation programme, and on 1 September 2015, the UK became the first country in the world to offer its newborn babies the new vaccine Bexsero via a national health service.

As part of our Meningitis B vaccine campaign, we:

  • Urged the Government and vaccine manufacturer to complete price negotiations as soon as possible.
  • Sought regular updates from the Department of Health to keep us informed and our supporters up to date.
  • Called for Bexsero to be included in the 2014 section 7a agreement between NHS England and Department of Health.

Find out more about our role in bringing in meningitis vaccines in the last 30 years.