We must stop this horrific illness
Posted 13 September 2017
How can we encourage uptake of the meningitis vaccine?
In my column about the meningitis ACWY vaccine written around this time last year I warned that the worryingly rapid growth in meningitis W cases across England would continue unless more people were vaccinated. Unfortunately, this now seems to be the case. In 2009-10 there were 22 reported cases of meningitis W, rising to 117 by 2014. This figure has now risen again, with a staggering 210 reported cases in 2015-16.