Public Health England Officially Introduces MenB Vaccine for Infants

United Kingdom
Health policy
22 June 2015

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. 

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