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Meningitis: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health

UIN HL4768, tabled on 6 February 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when their commitment to introduce the vaccination for Meningitis B is expected to be delivered; and what has been the progress of negotiations with the manufacturer.

Answered on

20 February 2015

The Department of Health is continuing negotiations with the manufacturer to seek to agree a cost-effective price for the supply of the meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine, Bexsero®, as recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. These negotiations will be completed as quickly as practicable.