News and Events

  • 07 February 2017
    Could teenagers B the solution for MenB protection?

    In January, The UK Department of Health launched a call for study proposals into the effectiveness of meningitis B vaccines in preventing the carriage of Meningococcus Serogroup B bacteria in teenagers. This follows news from Australia, where 60,000 teenagers and young adults in South Australia will be given free vaccinations against Meningococcal B as part of a study run by the University of Adelaide, called ‘B Part of It’. The aim of these studies is to examine whether the Meningococcal B vaccine reduces the spread of meningococcal bacteria in teenagers. This is an exciting time for meningitis researchers in both the UK and Australia as these studies could uncover the key to protecting the whole population from meningitis B.

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  • 25 January 2017
    Group B Strep campaigners deliver petition to UK Parliament

    Advocates for GBS screening assembled in Westminster to support the delivery of more than 256,000 signatures to the Department of Health calling for the NHS to provide screening for pregnant women to detect GBS in the later stages of pregnancy. The event was an excellent occasion to show our support for one of CoMO's most proactive members and it was an honour to be invited.

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  • 20 January 2017
    LCI Strategy Workshop in Brussels

    On Tuesday 17th January, 14 individuals from 11 organisations across Europe met for the Life Course Immunisation Strategy Workshop in Brussels. This meeting was co-chaired by Dr Daphne Holt of CoMO and Peggy Maguire of the European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) and thanks to facilitators, Incisive Health, was successful in establishing clear next steps for the group to move towards a European life course approach to immunisation.

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