Meningitis B vaccine to be given to babies in Guernsey

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The meningitis B vaccine will be given to children from the start of next year.

The Health Department says a catch up programme will also be provided for babies born in September and October 2015.

We are working closely with GPs to agree the final costs to the Department. It is our intention that there should be no end cost at all to parents. The programme will begin as planned from 1 January and more detailed information about the vaccine and how parents should book will be provided when the funded programme begins.

– Dr Stephen Bridgman, Director of Public Health