Meningitis Petition Nears 700,000 Signatures After Photo Of Faye Burdett, Who Died From The Illness, Prompts Support

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A petition calling for the meningitis B vaccine to be given to all children aged under 11, not just babies, is nearing 700,000 signatures.

At the time of writing, more than 667,000 people have signed the parliamentary petition, making it the most popular since their introduction.

Support for the petition accelerated after a couple, from Maidstone, released graphic images of their two-year-old daughter Faye Burdett, who died from the virus on Valentine’s Day.

On the same day, Matt Dawson revealed his two-year-old son, Sam, was recovering after contracting meningitis C.

Any parliamentary petition that receives over 100,000 signatures will be considered for debate in…

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