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Meningitis: Vaccination

Department of Health written question – answered on 22nd December 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy Conservative, Brigg and Goole

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve protection from meningococcal disease; and what steps he plans to take to protect people with low immunity from contracting meningococcal disease.

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

Proptection from meningococcal disease is provided through our successful vaccination programmes. The vaccination programme was recently extended to include vaccines against meningitis B and A,C,W and Y.

We also provide information in our resources on the signs and symptoms of meningitis.

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