MRF in parliament to help shake up efforts to protect teenagers from meningococcal disease

24 Jan 2018
MRF in parliament to help shake up efforts to protect teenagers from meningococcal disease

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) was at parliament on Wednesday 24 January talking to MPs about improving uptake of meningococcal vaccines in teenagers – one of the age groups at highest risk of meningitis and septicemia.

Helen Whately MP (pictured with MRF Chief Executive, Vinny Smith) has been campaigning and raising awareness of meningitis since two year old Faye Burdett from Helen’s constituency tragically died from meningococcal B disease in February 2016.

MRF spoke about the devastating effect that meningitis and septicaemia can have and the importance of meningococcal vaccines for teenagers and shared awareness literature at a parliamentary drop in event. The event was been organised by Pfizer, MRF and Meningitis Now and is sponsored by Helen Whately MP.  

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