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Hunt: Deal means we can roll out meningitis B vaccine

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that a new deal with GlaxoSmithkline means that a meningitis B vaccine can be rolled out this year.

This is one of the biggest worries for any parent who has a baby or a young child - particularly as it affects five or six months olds.

Which is why I am delighted that we have now just secured agreement with GlaxoSmithkline, the company that manufactures the meningitis B vaccine.

We had a stand off for the best part of a year with the company that used to own this vaccine. Since GSK came on board they have reduced the price.

That means that we can now go ahead this year with rolling out the meningitis B vaccine.

I think that is something that families across the country would really welcome.

– Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Israeli PM condemns expected Iranian nuclear deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Credit: PA Wire

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators.

Speaking to his cabinet today, he said that the deal being negotiated between six world powers and Iran, as they work toward a March 31 deadline in Switzerland, was worse than his country feared.

"This deal, as it appears to be emerging, bears out all of our fears, and even more than that," he said.


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