Carolin Hauskeller, Matt Dawson and Sami Dawson
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Matt Dawson: Former rugby star on seeing son with meningitis

Former England rugby union captain Matt Dawson is backing a campaign calling for all children to be vaccinated, after his two-year old son was diagnosed with meningitis.

Sam Dawson underwent treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital, earlier this month.

A vaccine to protect against meningitis B became available on the NHS for children under the age of one in September, but parents who want to have older children vaccinated must pay privately.

Matt explains what he went through during the diagnosis.

  • 18 Feb 2016
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