17 Nov 2017

Rethinking how NZ deals with meningococcal disease

From Nine To Noon, 9:37 am on 17 November 2017

Paediatrician Professor Andrew Pollard is a world expert on vaccination; he advises the World Health Organisation and is the Chair of the United Kingdom's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. He is the NZ as the University of Otago's Margaret Black Fellow. Professor Pollard has studied meningococcal vaccines and chaired the committee in the UK which recommended introduction of the UK programme in 2015 which has halved the rates of MenB disease in children. He discusses with Kathryn whether NZ needs to review how it protects the population against meningitis.