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Meningitis B vaccine row

Campaigners from south-west Scotland and Cumbria have joined in the fight to try and have a meningitis B vaccine approved for use in the UK.

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Anger over meningitis B vaccine refusal

Michael Pattie, from Dumfries, lost his 13-year-old son David to meningitis in 1999 Credit: ITV News Border

Campaigners from south-west Scotland and Cumbria have joined in the fight to try and have a meningitis B vaccine approved for use in the UK.

Over 30,000 people have signed petitions for its introduction into the Childhood Immunisation Schedule, but so far the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation (JCVI) refused to give approval to the drug because it is not cost effective.

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