Petitions Committee

Petition on Meningitis B vaccine

Inquiry status: open

Oral evidence finished. Petition debate scheduled for Monday 25 April.

Scope of the inquiry

The Petitions Committee, working jointly with the Health Committee, investigated the subject of the meningitis B vaccine, after an e-petition calling for it to be offered to all children was signed by 823,341 people.

The e-petition calls on the UK Government to extend the provision of the meningitis B vaccine to all children.

The Petitions Committee has now scheduled a debate  in Parliament on this petition.

Latest evidence

  • 22 Mar 2016 - Petition on the meningitis B vaccine - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF378 KB) HC 900 | Published 24 Mar 2016

    Evidence given by Sue Davie, Chief Executive Officer, and Steve Dayman, Executive Founder, Meningitis Now, Vinny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, and Linda Glennie, Head of Research and Medical Information, Meningitis Research Foundation; Dr Helen Bedford, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Child Health, University College London, Dr Simon Nadel, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, St. Mary's and Imperial College London, Professor Simon Kroll, Professor of Paediatrics, Imperial College London, and Professor Richard Moxon, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, University of Oxford;(at 3.00pm); Professor Andrew Pollard, Chair, Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), Dr Andrew Riordan, Chair, JCVI meningococcal sub-committee, Professor John Cairns, Professor of Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Dr Mary Ramsay, Consultant Epidemiologist and Head, Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety Department, Public Health England (at 3.45pm).

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  • 15 Mar 2016 - Petition on the meningitis B vaccine - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF296 KB) HC 900 | Published 17 Mar 2016

    Evidence given by Lee Booth, petition creator, Claire Timmins and Linda Parkes, Matt Dawson, Jenny and Neil Burdett

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