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Meningitis B Vaccine Calls Rejected Despite Petition - BBC News | American Health Council

Meningitis B Vaccine Calls Rejected Despite Petition

Meningitis B Vaccine Calls Rejected Despite Petition - BBC News - Health Council

Offering the meningitis B vaccine to all children is “not cost effective” and would be a waste of NHS resources, the government says.

Public support for extending the vaccine grew after the mother of two-year-old Faye Burdett shared pictures of her dying from the infection. The jab is offered to children in their first year of life. Faye, from Maidstone, died on Valentine’s Day after fighting the infection for 11 days.

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