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Meningitis care costs more than vaccine, mother claims

Campaigners have called on the government to allow meningitis B immunisation on the NHS.

Doctors who advise the government say that rolling out the vaccine, called Bexsero, is not cost effective.

However Julie Jenkins, whose son Louie had his legs and fingers amputated after contracting the disease, claims the after effects of meningitis are far more expensive.

Ms Jenkins told BBC Radio 5 live's Shelagh Fogarty, "The amount of money that we now cost the government... if you added all that up, surely it would be more beneficial for the government to give this vaccine."

  • 17 Dec 2013
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