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Men B vaccine to be made available privately in the UK

MenB vaccine to be made available privately in the UK

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) welcomes the news that the first stocks of MenB vaccine, Bexsero, have arrived in the UK for private sale but has pledged to carry on campaigning until the vaccine is provided free of charge in the UK and Ireland. The vaccine, which could save generations of children from death and disability,…

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Win a luxury holiday worth £1000

Win a luxury holiday worth £1000 from UK Tourism

You could win a luxury holiday worth £1000 from UK Tourism, just click the link below for a chance of winning. Beautiful Britain is home to a range of great holiday destinations.  With brochures covering England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, they can be your guide to a great staycation. The UK Tourism competition, will run…

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World-renowned photographer Anne Geddes joins a 3,400 strong teddy bears' picnic on London's Potters Fields

Anne Geddes launches global campaign in the UK to highlight the impact of meningitis

We all love our teddies, always having a massive “cute” factor about them, but when attached to a serious awareness campaign aiming to highlight the ongoing threat of bacterial meningitis and septicaemia, which kills more UK children under the age of five than any other infectious disease.1, the cute factor grabs your attention for all…

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100m sprint World Champion Jonnie Peacock,

Meningitis Charity Mobilises Supporters to Fight for MenB Vaccine

Campaigning charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) says it’s disappointed that the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation (JCVI) has failed to recommend the introduction of a long hoped-for vaccine to combat a child-killer disease and is encouraging its members and supporters to write to their MPs as a matter of urgency. The JCVI says it…

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Meningitis infection

Leon’s story about meningitis

Meningitis Research Foundation member Cat Barker from Milton Keynes whose son Leon contracted meningococcal septicaemia in January 2007, when he was 18 months old, shares her story with us. “Leon was in a coma for a week on life support for nearly 2 weeks and all in all spent just over a month in hospital…

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Meningitis immunisation

New meningococcal group B (MenB) vaccine Bexsero®

Meningitis kills more children under five than any other infectious disease in the UK and meningococcal group B (MenB) is the leading cause. Babies are most at risk; one in ten of those who contract meningitis will die and up to one in five survivors will suffer life-long complications that can be as severe as…

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