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Woman calls for meningitis vaccine to be made available on the NHS

A woman from Farnham who almost died from meningitis has told ITV Meridian she's appalled at delays in introducing a vaccine to save lives.

Last March, a jab which could protect millions of children was approved - but it still isn't available on the NHS because of a dispute over how much it costs.

The Meningitis Research Foundation estimates that there are around 3,200 cases of meningitis and septicaemia every year in the UK. As many as one in ten of those affected will die.

And a third of survivors will be left with serious, life-long disabilities such as brain damage, amputation and blindness.

22-year-old Amy Davis, who contracted meningitis four years ago, is now urging the government to make the vaccine available as soon as possible.

Mel Bloor reports