Meningitis B Vaccine Petition

(83 Posts)
ElenaSummer Tue 16-Feb-16 11:21:49

To ask you all to consider signing this Gov Petition ?

petition.parliament.uk/petitions/108072

I have young children and find it hard to believe this isn't being offered to all children .

I know the NHS is under alot of pressure however for those who cannot afford the private vaccine this should be given to all or offered at a reduced rate.

sugar21 Tue 16-Feb-16 11:24:30

Elena I have a thread with this petition on as my dd died from menB but the more awareness the better

ElenaSummer Tue 16-Feb-16 11:27:57

I am very sorry for your loss sugar, apologies I searched for a thread but nothing came up from 2016 sad

Snozberry Tue 16-Feb-16 11:33:23

I've signed and shared. My 2yo DD has had the vaccine done privately but that isn't an option for many people and seems grossly unfair that unless you can afford £100's your child goes without at a vulnerable age.

sugar21 Tue 16-Feb-16 11:34:34

Ah that is because it is titled " can I ask you all to consider something" it's in chat .
Obviously your thread is just as valid as it's raising awareness.
I am also in contact with 38° and they are preparing an online petition. There is ashortage of vaccine at the moment but the NHS is provided with it first.

ElenaSummer Tue 16-Feb-16 11:41:39

My youngest was born 1 month after the cut off for the roll out, and unfortunately we cannot afford 3 lots of the vaccine at the moment.

I really hope the Gov can reconsider the roll out, most of my friends with children weren't even aware of the vaccine nevermind the process for rolling out so awareness does seem low.

sugar21 Tue 16-Feb-16 11:58:56

Yes we must continue to raise awareness. I didn't know it existed when my dd was born, otherwise I would have got it done even if I put the cost on a credit card

MLGs Tue 16-Feb-16 12:05:26

I agree OP.

I have paid for both of mine to have it privately. However, of course not everyone can afford this.

It was a stretch to pay for elder one as well as baby, but what if she then caught it and I'd only vaccinated the little one? My friend had to do this as she has three and couldn't vaccinate all three.

Naty1 Tue 16-Feb-16 13:47:23

Ive signed
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VocationalGoat Tue 16-Feb-16 13:49:35

signed

Spottycakes Tue 16-Feb-16 14:04:22

I've signed and shared. A few weeks ago I tried to book my two DC's in to have it privately but due to the shortage of vaccines we're waiting to get an appointment. Completely agree with a pp that it's so unfair that private vacs may not be an option for some families.

witsender Tue 16-Feb-16 14:10:14

We'be just done it privately...have shared and signed.

DartmoorDoughnut Tue 16-Feb-16 14:14:34

Signed and shared on the dreaded FB, signatures are going up rapidly. FX!

floppyjogger Tue 16-Feb-16 14:17:59

Signed and shared on FB.

FlankShaftMcWap Tue 16-Feb-16 14:34:10

I've signed and shared too. We can't afford to vaccinate 5 children privately and it's a horrible feeling to know the vaccine is there just out of our reach. Just awful!

Crazypetlady Tue 16-Feb-16 15:47:28

Signed and shared I hate that their is a cut off age I was praying ds was within the age when my surgery rolled it out he was but other babies were not it isn't fair

Sandbrook Tue 16-Feb-16 16:36:44

Signed and shared.
So sorry you lost your daughter Sugar 21 flowers

AMouseLivedinaWindMill Tue 16-Feb-16 17:45:17

aigned bum[p

lozengeoflove Tue 16-Feb-16 17:52:13

Tried to book a private jab for my toddler yesterday, only to be told there is a national shortage - no vaccinations available until at least June. We are now on the waiting list!

However, her sibling who is due in April will be offered the jab as part of the routine immunisation. Seems highly unfair to me.

quietbatperson Tue 16-Feb-16 20:01:03

For those that paid, how much did it cost?

MySordidCakeSecret Tue 16-Feb-16 20:05:39

signed

WutheringTights Tue 16-Feb-16 20:07:48

We paid £150 per dose. DS (then two) needed two doses. DD (then four months) needed two doses plus a booster at 13 months. So £750 in total. We had it done a year ago, and DD had her booster just before Christmas. Neither had any problems with it and it's a huge weight off our minds.

CwtchyQ Tue 16-Feb-16 20:07:57

I have paid for DD to have this - it will be almost in the region of £500 when she's had all three.

It's put us close to the edge money wise, but fortunately we can afford to make cuts to fund it. It's disgracefully expensive.

Cloudybutwarm Tue 16-Feb-16 20:08:55

My two had their first jabs done in January. They cost £130 each quiet so, as my youngest needs 3 injections it's going to cost us £650 altogether to get both dc done.
At the very least even if they don't become free I feel the private jabs should be subsidised so they're actually affordable for most people!

FantasticBeast Tue 16-Feb-16 20:09:50

Signed and shared.

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