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Parents of meningitis sufferers welcome new vaccine

Both Lydia and Millie suffered from meningitis Credit: ITV News West Country

The parents of two sisters who both contracted meningitis have welcomed news that a new vaccine will be available on the NHS this year.

Lydia Cross from Braunton lost both her legs to the disease and her sister Millie also became seriously ill at a young age. Their mother, Jodie, today said the vaccine was "way overdue" but they were "really pleased" that a deal had been agreed with drugs company GlaxoSmithKline.

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