Next stage for new meningitis vaccine

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."

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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.