I am stunned and impressed with the efforts of Gateshead dad Lee Booth’s petition to raise the age upon which children can get the meningitis B jab. Since the recent sad death of two year-old Faye Burdett, the time has come to look closely at the possibility of widening the age range of inoculation in order to increase our children’s chances of survival when they are at their most vulnerable.
This is a cause worth fighting for and I sincerely hope that MPs in Parliament will listen to families across Britain and introduce an increase in access to the meningitis B vaccine. Protection for children is vital and I am stunned that there is no automatic inoculation against the virus; the NHS and Parliament need to listen and think again.
Jonathan Arnott MEP
UKIP, North East