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All babies in Wales to be vaccinated against meningitis B

The meningitis B vaccine will be added to the national childhood immunisation programme

Babies in Wales will be vaccinated against meningitis B, the health and social services minister Mark Drakeford announced.

The vaccine will be added to the national childhood immunisation programme in Wales after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommended that every baby be given the jab aged two months. Two more doses will be given later.

Mr Drakeford said: 'Now a price has been agreed, we will work to make this vaccination available as soon as practicable. We have made £7.7 million available to make sure this vaccine becomes part of our national childhood immunisation programme.'

 

 

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