Letter to Jeremy Hunt

Letter to Jeremy Hunt

27 April 2016

Ahead of the debate on Monday 25 April at the House of Commons about widening access to the Meningitis B vaccine, MRF and Dr Simon Nadel sent a letter to Jeremy Hunt on behalf of 269 scientists and clinicians.

The letter called for his intervention to ensure wider protection against MenB (meningococcal B meningitis and septicaemia) for the UK population and expressed disappointment at the government’s recent response to a petition supported by over 820,000 people (the country’s largest ever petition) to widen access to the MenB vaccine for children, simply citing cost effectiveness as a reason not to expand the programme.

To read the letter in full please click here

An edited version of this letter appeared in The Times Letters page ahead of the debate on Monday.

For a full transcript of the debate at the House of Commons on Monday please click here


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