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Some children may not have had meningococcal C vaccine

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 01 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1308
  1. Oluwatoyin Ejidokun (, consultant in communicable disease control,
  2. Brain O'Neill, public health nurse,
  3. Margaret Keating, child health and community nursing systems manager,
  4. Carole Bodkin, child health and records development manager
  1. Gloucestershire Health Authority, Gloucester GL1 2EL
  2. East Gloucestershire NHS Trust, Cheltenham GL50 3EW
  3. Severn NHS Trust, Gloucester GL1 1LY

    EDITOR—The immunisation programme with the new meningococcal C conjugate vaccine was introduced in England in November 1999. The vaccine was offered to everyone under the age of 18 with remarkable success, as shown by its impact on the disease. 1 2

    Guidance documents received from the Department of Health suggested that all children aged under …

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