Meningitis: Vaccination

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th January 2015.

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Photo of Tony Cunningham Tony Cunningham Labour, Workington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which post in his Department is responsible for leading negotiations on setting a cost-effective price for the meningococcal B vaccine Bexsero; and when the next meeting to continue those negotiations is scheduled.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department’s Director General for Innovation, Growth and Technology is leading negotiations with the manufacturer for the supply of the meningococcal B vaccine, Bexsero. The most recent negotiating meeting took place on 8 December 2014 and, following subsequent technical discussions, the next such meeting will take place shortly.

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