Meningitis: Vaccination

Department of Health written question – answered on 24th March 2015.

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Photo of Jason McCartney Jason McCartney Conservative, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2015 to Question 226346, when he expects negotiations with GlaxoSmithKline on the meningitis B vaccine to be concluded.

Photo of Jason McCartney Jason McCartney Conservative, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking with officials of his Department to expedite negotiations with GlaxoSmithKline on the meningitis B vaccine.

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

We are seeking to reach a positive conclusion to the negotiations with GlaxoSmithKline for supply of the meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine, Bexsero® at a cost-effective price, as recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, as soon as possible.

The Department has had a number of meetings with the manufacturer and is continuing to meet.

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