What you need to know about the new meningitis vaccine

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Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:00p.m.

Parents can now immunise their children against the country’s most common type of meningococcal disease, meningococcal B, with the launch of a new vaccine.

The Meningitis Foundation's Andrea Brady told Chris Lynch meningococcal B can present like a bad case of the flu but within 24 hours it can result in death so a parent has to be really in tune with a child to say something is not right. 

Andrea says it's really great news for New Zealand that this vaccine is available for the first time here to be able to prevent and protect our children against this strain. 

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