Reduction in cases of meningitis and septicaemia in UK infants

Public Health England vaccination data has revealed that the number of cases of meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal group B (MenB) infection in eligible infants, has nearly halved over the last year after a new vaccine against the disease was introduced. The high uptake of the vaccine, called Bexsero, is considered to be key to the success of the programme.

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