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Health Secretary apologises to bereaved parents

Izzy Gentry and George Zographou died a little more than a year apart. Photo: Family photos

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised to the families of children who died because of meningitis.

Two teenagers from Bristol, died from meningitis within 18 months of each other.

16-year-old Izzy Gentry and 18-year-old George Zographou were pupils at St Brendan's Sixth Form College.

The strain of the disease the pair were killed by is not included in the vaccine freely available to teenagers.

Since their deaths in May 2016 and August 2017, both families have been campaigning for the vaccinations to change.

Jeremy Hunt actually apologised on behalf of the state for failing the children who died.

– Nicole Zographou, George's sister