To: Simon Harris

Catch-up Meningitis B vaccine for all children

Catch-up Meningitis B vaccine for all children

In light of the recent meningitis outbreak we are calling on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to Implement a catch-up vaccination programme for the meningitis B programme for all children and teens. The under sixes and early teens are both particularly susceptible to this dangerous virus which has already taken three lives and we should ensure full vaccination coverage for children.

Why is this important?

To date there have been 11 cases of meningitis and 3 deaths. The under sixes and early teens are both particularly susceptible to this virus. At present children born before October 2016 are not vaccinated with the meningitis B vaccine and to do so privately costs over €300.

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Reasons for signing

  • No child should be excluded from a potentially life saving vaccination because of money.
  • I believe all kids should be vaccinated.
  • Knowing that our government are controlling the availability of this vaccine and not making it a top priority to make sure all our kids are safe is extremely worrying. This should be given out at school just like the other vaccines immediately this vaccine is just as important as the others and if it can prevent more unnecessary deaths. But again it's about money!

Updates

2019-01-11 22:46:09 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2019-01-11 09:44:05 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2019-01-10 20:59:02 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2019-01-10 15:17:41 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-01-10 14:40:01 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-01-10 14:12:36 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-01-10 14:05:58 +0000

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2019-01-10 13:53:35 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-01-10 13:45:04 +0000

10 signatures reached