Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (513)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

513. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health when a decision will be made to introduce a vaccination for meningitis B; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11606/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has not made any recommendation in relation to the use of Bexsero in the primary childhood immunisation programme in Ireland. However NIAC has issued guidance in relation to the use of Bexsero in the control of clusters or outbreaks of Meningococcal B disease.