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Broad protection from meningitis B jab

11th September 2008

Research carried out in the UK suggests a vaccine against meningitis B could have the potential to protect older babies against multiple strains of the bacteria.

The study of 60 infants, aged six to eight months, showed that more than 95% of infants generated a protective immune response against three strains of meningitis B one month after receiving two doses of the vaccine. The Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford, say the encouraging new findings that indicate the Novartis meningitis B vaccine may offer older, as well as younger, infants protection.


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