Immunisation Horizon Scanning Volume 5 Issue 12

January 10, 2014

Meningitis care costs more than vaccine, mother claims

January 2, 2014

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: December 2013

Publication Type: Audio Interview

In a nutshell: Campaigners have called on the government to allow meningitis B immunisation on the NHS. Doctors who advise the government say that rolling out the vaccine, called Bexsero, is not cost effective. However Julie Jenkins, whose son Louie had his legs and fingers amputated after contracting the disease, claims the after effects of meningitis are far more expensive.