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The NHS choices website is claiming that England is now the 'first country in the world to offer a national and publically funded Men B vaccination programme' This is a bareface lie. 25 years ago, Cuba introduced a vaccine appropriate for the local strain of the Meningitis B. The vaccine VA-MENGOC-BC administered in Cuba since 1989 has been shown to be a safe and effective vaccine for controlling epidemic outbreaks provoked by Neisseria meningitidis of serogroups B and C. This is corroborated by the more than 55 million doses administered and the licensing of the vaccine in 15 countries. The Meningitis B vaccine has since been part of a national vaccine programme for children. 

Cuba's national immunization programme, including Meningitis B, has been documented by independent sources including the NGO Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba:
 
 
This has been pointed out to Kathryn Bingham, the editor of the NHS Choices website, however she is refusing to correct the article.
 

Complain about this scandalous fraudulent claim using the template letter below:

Dear  Kathryn Bingham- editor of NHS choices website

Your 
article claims that England is the first country in the world to offer a national and publicly funded Meningitis B vaccination programme. This is incorrect as 25 years ago, Cuba introduced a vaccine appropriate for the local strain of the Meningitis B. The vaccine VA-MENGOC-BC administered in Cuba since 1989 has been shown to be a safe and effective vaccine for controlling epidemic outbreaks provoked by Neisseria meningitidis of serogroups B and C. This is corroborated by the more than 55 million doses administered and the licensing of the vaccine in 15 countries. The Meningitis B vaccine has since been part of a national vaccine programme for children. Your article  is erroneous and needs to be edited immediately. Cuba will always remain the first country to introduce a Meningitis B vaccine, part of the publicly-funded national programme.
 
Cuba's national immunization programme, including Meningitis B, has been documented by independent sources including the NGO Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba:
 
 
We welcome seeing the corrected article. 
 
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