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Parents’ plea “please reconsider meningitis B vaccination decision” after Government refuse petition




Duke William Barton, hours before his death from meninigitis in 2015
Duke William Barton, hours before his death from meninigitis in 2015

A couple are urging the Government to reconsider its position on giving the meningitis B vaccine to all children, having watched their five-month-old son Duke die from the disease last year.

Rebecca Smith and Mark Barton - who also have a four-year-old daughter Amelia - fear further tragedies if immunisation is not rolled out beyond newborns.

They have even bravely shared a photograph of Duke hours from death, in a bid to show the reality of what meningitis did to their little boy.


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