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Meningitis jab three years away

31st March 2008

Scientists have said they hope that a vaccine for meningitis B could be available to give to children by 2011.

The Daily Mail reports that trials for the vaccine have discovered children produce antibodies in order to combat the infection. Researcher Dr Ray Borrow, from the Health Protection Agency, said: "We have been trying to produce a vaccine against the group B strain for some time now and are delighted with the first signs of success."


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