Due to the high level of support for the recent petition asking the government to offer all children the Meningitis B vaccine, two evidence sessions in the House of Commons have now been scheduled.

These sessions, hosted by The House of Commons Petitions Committee, working jointly with the Health Committee,will take place on Tuesday 15 March and Tuesday 22 March, 2016.

The Committee will hear from the following witnesses on Tuesday 15 March from 2.20pm:

• Lee Booth (petition creator)
• Jenny and Neil Burdett
• Claire Timmins and Linda Parkes
• Matt Dawson

On Tuesday 22 March, from 2.20pm, The Committee will hear from the following witnesses:

• Meningitis Now
• Meningitis Research Foundation
• Professor Andrew Pollard, Chair, Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

More witnesses for the final session will be announced in the near future.

Once these evidence sessions have taken place, The Petitions Committee will then schedule a debate on this petition in Parliament. The date for this debate will be announced by the Committee shortly.

You can watch the upcoming evidence sessions and more on Parliament TV.

Twitter users can follow the Petitions Committee @HoCpetitions and the Health Committee on Twitter: @CommonsHealth

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