Professor Simon Kroll, a Paediatric and Meningitis specialist, has described the next stage for the vaccine:
"The next stage is discussion between the Department of Health and the manufacturers, and ultimately it's up to Government to decide how the vaccine is introduced in to the schedule - but we haven't got that point yet."
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.