- Ministry for Health
Meningococcal disease is a serious illness which, even when treated, kills 10 to 15 infected people out of 100. And of those who survive, about 10 to 20 out of every 100 will suffer disabilities such as hearing loss, brain damage, kidney damage, amputations, nervous system problems, or severe scars from skin grafts. Thanks to meningitis vaccines, thousands are alive today who would otherwise have died or been left seriously disabled from these deadly diseases. The addition of the MenB vaccine will save even more as it can help prevent meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B.
Currently the MenB vaccine is not subsided by the Maltese Government. Anyone can get meningococcal disease but children up to the age of 11 and young adults 16 through 23 years old are at increased risk. By signing this petition, we are asking that the Government subsides (even partially) the MenB vaccine for those in the high risk bracket.
The Subsidy for Meningococcal (MenB) Vaccine petition to Ministry for Health was written by Jackie Nicolosi and is in the category Health at GoPetition.