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Family calls for new Meningitis B vaccine

The Coneybeare family
The Coneybeare family want a new Meningitis B vaccine made available to all children Credit: The Coneybeare family

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 Coneybeare family
Eleanor with parents Duncan and Alison Credit: The Coneybeare family

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).

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