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UK set to get Meningitis B vaccine

Monday 19 Nov 2012 8:44 a.m.

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A vaccine which protects against the most common and deadly form of Meningitis could soon be licensed in Britain.

Meningitis B kills 1 in 10 sufferers, and the lifesaving treatment is being described as the “biggest leap forward in the field” for 30 years.

The 4CMenB vaccine is considered safe and effective by the European Medicines Agency, and could available in the UK from early next year.

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