Meningitis B vaccine added to UK child immunisation scheme

Government reaches deal with GlaxoSmithKline on price of Bexsero, which was recommended by vaccination advisers a year ago

All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B under a landmark deal, the health secretary has announced.

Jeremy Hunt said Britain would become the first country in the world with a nationwide meningitis B vaccination programme, after the government reached an agreement with the drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

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