Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Government publishes key vaccine report

Government publishes key vaccine report A long-awaited report into how the government makes decisions about which vaccines to fund has been published.

It follows calls for greater transparency about why a vaccine to protect children against meningitis B was not made more widely available.

Two-year-old Faye Burdett died in 2016 - she was too old to have the vaccine.

An 820,000-signature petition calling for all children to be vaccinated was then submitted, - but the idea was rejected as "not cost effective".

One of the recommendations in the report is lowering the cost-effectiveness threshold for immunisation, potentially making it harder for new vaccines to be approved at current prices. BBC News

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