• 05 April 2016
    Update on UK Petition for Meningococcal B Vaccine

    In February, we released an article discussing the unprecedented growth of a UK meningitis B petition,driven by the release of harrowing pictures of two year old meningitis victim, Faye Burdett. A month on, we have been overwhelmed by the remarkable progress in the fight against wider immunisation for this potentially deadly disease.

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  • 01 April 2016
    Roadmap to bolster vaccine innovation launched in European Parliament

    On 16th March 2016, the “Innovation Partnership for a Roadmap on Vaccines in Europe” (IPROVE) launched a strategy for vaccine research and development in Europe over the next 20 years, funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme (FP7).

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  • 08 March 2016
    CoMO Celebrates Introduction of Free Meningitis B Vaccine for Ireland

    The Confederation of Meningitis Organisations is delighted at the news that the Meningitis B vaccine will now be available free of charge to babies in Ireland. Families in Ireland have previously only been able to immunise their children privately at a high cost, causing wide variations in the accessibility of the vaccine for parents. CoMO welcomes the decision to introduce the Men B vaccine free of charge as part of the Primary Childhood Immunisation Schedule. The vaccine will be offered to babies at 2 months, 4 months and 13 months from September 2016.

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