Southern Region to receive increased supply of HIB vacine

The Health Services Executive, Southern Region is to receive an increased supply of HIB catch up booster vaccines next month. 48,000 doses of the anti meningitis vaccine are being made available nationally. There has been one case of HIB meningitis in the Cork/Kerry area this year. The Executive says that it anticipates that a second batch of the booster vaccine will be made available in December with a further batch in the New Year.