Helen Dolphin contracted Meningitis when she was twenty-two and contracted Meningitis. In order to save her life doctors had to amputate all four of her limbs. She said today's new vaccine has been a long time coming. She said:
"It is amazing to think in this day and age we can have a virus that can cause this much devastation, to so many people. The work that has been done, to find a vaccine, it has taken years to get there, and I fully support its implementation"
The new vaccine is the first to be licensed specifically for Meningitis B, one of the deadliest and most common strains of the disease.
Meningitis is a deadly disease that can kill in just four hours. Knowing the symptoms and acting fast can save lives.