The parents of a toddler from Kent who died from meningitis B gave heartfelt evidence to MPs today, as they called for the vaccination programme to be expanded.
Faye Burdett's parents released a picture of their daughter in hospital as she fought the infection after the 2 year-old died on Valentine's Day this year.
Her death prompted hundreds of thousands of people to sign a petition backing the couple's campaign for the vaccination programme to be extended. Sarah Saunders reports.
Today marks the closing date for a petition calling for the meningitis B vaccine to be given to all children under the age of 11.
The record-breaking petition has reached more than eight hundred thousand signatures and MP's will discuss the issue in parliament tomorrow.
It follows the death of two-year-old Faye Burdett from Maidstone.
Lee Booth, the man who started the petition says he's been overwhelmed by the response.
It can kill in hours - and leave survivors with devastating after effects.
A campaigner from Sussex who had both lower legs amputated after contracting Meningitis B is urging parents, to take up the new, free vaccine for babies.
Diana Man, who almost died and spent six months in hospital after she was diagnosed - says the UK's new vaccination programme against the commonest form of the disease could change lives.
Our reporter Sarah Saunders went to Uckfield to meet her.
The Coneybeare family from Caversham are backing a national campaign for a new vaccine, after their daughter, Eleanor, lost her leg to meningitis.
They are supporting the Beat it Now campaign to ask the Government to introduce a new vaccine against Meningitis B - one of the deadliest forms of the disease - available to all children.
The new drug, Bexsero, is the first of its kind and received it licence for use in the UK in January. They also have the support of their MP, Rob Wilson (Con).