New vaccine programmes protecting against meningococcal disease confirmed

September 2016

Pharmaceutical News

Country of origin: UK

NHS England and Public Health England have published two letters to healthcare professionals confirming details of the Men ACWY and Men B vaccination programmes to begin from late Summer 2015. From August 2015, a new adolescent MenACWY immunisation programme will begin to tackle the growing rise in MenW cases. From September 2015, infants will begin to be offered MenB immunisation through the NHS Childhood Immunisation Programme. The Enhanced Service Specifications to help GPs deliver the new vaccine in their area has also been published by NHS England.

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