Meningitis B – Cieran’s story

Oxford Vaccine Group

Oxford Vaccine Group

October 5th, 2015

Oxford Vaccine Group

‘Meningitis is every parent’s worst nightmare. The initial symptoms can look like other viral infections but can quickly become more serious. Around 10% of children who get meningitis B die. ’

vaccines013Cieran, a twin, was just seven when he was infected. In this video by the Oxford Vaccine Group, his family tell of their relief that their son survived and describe the long-term problems that Cieran will live with.

The video above was produced before meningitis B vaccine was recommended in the UK in 2014. In the piece below, experts and parents in the UK discuss vaccination against the disease.

Video courtesy of the Oxford Vaccine Group