“Many Children Not Protected Against Meningitis B Strain”

Written 4 months ago by Hannah Murphy

A Laois GP is reminding parents that many children may not be protected against certain strains of meningitis.

Dr. Sumi Dunne has been reacting to reports that three people have died from the bug in the last two weeks.

She says the B strain has only been introduced to the Childhood Immunisation Programme in recent years, meaning a number of young people may not have the vaccine.

The Portarlington GP is urging people to check with their healthcare providers;