The JCVI has told NHS not to adopt the Meningitis B vaccine
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Meningitis B vaccine 'not cost effective'

The only vaccine to protect against a deadly form of meningitis should not be introduced in the UK, the body that advises governments on immunisation says.

About 1,870 people contract meningitis B each year and one in 10 dies.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said the vaccine, Bexsero, was not cost-effective and should not yet be adopted by the NHS.

Meningitis charities have been campaigning for it to be introduced.

Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 24 Jul 2013
  • From the section Health
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