Public Health England Officially Introduces MenB Vaccine for Infants
Following the recommendation made by the JCVI on March 2014 to offer the Bexsero MenB vaccine to children at 2, 4 and 12 months, Public Health England announces that immunisation against meningococcal B disease (MenB) will be added to the childhood immunisation programme as part of the routine schedule in England and Scotland from 1 September 2015. A one-off catch-up programme for infants born between 1 May 2015 and 30 June 2015 will also be offered.
More information can be found on the documents to download.
A leaflet has been produced for years 9 to 13 (students aged 12 to 18) explaining the menigococcal disease and why there is a need to get vaccinated. It can also be downloaded.