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Vaccinations Against Meningitis For Teenagers

  Outbreaks of meningitis come and go, attracting significant media attention when they happen. After these sudden surges in attention, talk of meningitis goes down, as does the awareness of needing to be vaccinated. Meningitis Now, a charity that raises awareness for the disease and the importance of the ACWY vaccinations, said that it was

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The flu vaccine: Who’s eligible?

  Flu season has begun once again. For most of us, flu is unpleasant, uncomfortable, and miserable at best, but for others it can be potentially dangerous. It is for this reason that so many of us have access to a free flu vaccine. Those who are eligible include members of at-risk groups and those

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Should All Children Be Vaccinated Against Meningitis B?

The release of devastating images of two year old Faye Burdett following her death from meningitis last month sparked a petition calling for all children to be given the meningitis B vaccine, which so far has amassed over 800,000 signatures. Whilst there are strong calls for the vaccine to be given to all children, the

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All Babies To Be Vaccinated Against Meningitis B

A new publicly funded scheme to vaccinate all newborn babies in the UK against Meningitis B has started this week. The new programme, which is the first of its kind in the world, will see the meningitis B vaccine become part of routine immunisations and will be provided at the ages of two, four and

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