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MRF highlights concerns around vaccine changes

The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) has expressed concern over a Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommendation that the number of doses of pneumococcal vaccine given to babies should be reduced.   The MRF is calling for wider consultation on the decision which could risk increasing cases of meningitis, septicaemia and pneumonia in the UK.

The International Longevity Centre -UK are also concerned due to uncertainties about the impact of this decision on herd protection for adults.