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05/03/2014 at 11:08
So just watching on the goggle box that there is now a vaccine available for meningitis b, the most common and worse form. But it's not available on the NHS and a private course is estimated at £600...if you can find somewhere to buy it from. Really.....shouldn't all our kids be entitled to this. I recognise that the chances of getting it are low and you'd have to be unfortunate however of there is a vaccine why risk it??
05/03/2014 at 12:04
But long gone are the days where the nhs money pot was endless, things now need to be scrutinised weighing up the cost effectiveness of the drug, also vaccination programmes cost millions so the DOH/NICE/MHRAwill meet and discuss the stats of cases of meningitis versus say for example flu and it could be that flu affects more therefore the money goes there (using flu as an example btw), also not sure where the vaccine is in terms of research, maybe there isn't enough evidence on it yet and that's why doh/nice haven't put it on general nhs availability.
It's like the whole herceptrin argument, it was vvvvvv expensive and would only benefit a small oration of society and the evidence was unclear as to how long it would work.
Iv not read about this new vaccine but just surmising that cost and research and client group will be big factors
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