New Meningitis vaccine approved for UK use

A new vaccine against Meningitis B has been approved for use in the UK.

The vaccine, developed by pharmaceutical giant Bexsero, received its licence from the European Commission today.

Meningitis UK is urging the Government to make the vaccine part of the NHS childhood immunisation schedule, so that it "will save as many lives as possible".

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Meningitis B vaccine approved

A new Meningitis B vaccine, approved for UK use today, "will save thousands of lives, especially among children under five, who are most at risk from the disease", according to Meningitis UK.