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Durkan campaigns to extend meningitis vaccine

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has joined MPs from all parties and over 823,000 people across the UK who signed the largest-ever parliamentary petition to call for the lifesaving meningococcal B (Men B) vaccine be extended to those most at risk – children up to the age of 11.
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Mark Durkan and Men B campaigners Darren and Emma Cowey

Durkan: Delight at deal on Men B Vaccine

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has welcomed today’s news that after a year of protracted price negotiations between the British government and drug manufacturers a deal has been struck which will see a life-saving vaccine against the deadly Meningitis B disease (Bexsero) available for free on the NHS for babies in Derry and across the North. Mr Durkan, who tabled parliamentary motions and campaigned at Westminster with the charity Meningitis Now calling on the government to introduce the new vaccine, has also supported the local campaign by Derry parents Emma and Darren Cowey who lost their nine-month-old son Jamie to Meningitis B in November 2004.
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Ritchie: Meningitis B vaccine negotiations must start immediately

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has called on the Department of Health to prioritise negotiations with drugs firm, Novartis so that meningitis B vaccine Bexsero can be introduced as soon as possible.
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