Adam Bruton, who became ill three years ago with meningitis, stresses the importance of getting vaccinated

We may be well into 2020, but we are still in the throes of the winter season and all of the coughs, sneezes and other viruses it brings with it. But (...)

There were 13 deaths in Ireland associated with meningococcal disease last year, according to the HSE. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

A new vaccine providing protection against particularly lethal forms of meningitis is to be provided to thousands of teenagers from next autumn. Mini(...)

Aoibhe Carroll “loved singing, loved dancing, loved life. We lost her so quickly.”

At eight months pregnant with her third child, Siobhán Carroll was kept in hospital overnight for observation. On that April evening, she rang home to(...)

Parents call on Minister for Health to include all children in a meningitis B vaccination scheme

Thousands of parents have called on the Minister for Health to implement a catch-up vaccination programme for the meningitis B strain. Parents have b(...)

Eleven cases of meningococcal meningitis have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre since the last week in December. Three of those patients died directly due to the infection. File photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has said it is “stunning” that the uptake for meningitis vaccines is not hitting its target after pressure exerted on the(...)

A nurse prepares a syringe, as students are being urged to get vaccinated against meningitis. File photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Irish teenagers and young adults have been encouraged to get vaccinated against meningitis, following a significant rise in the number of cases of the(...)

The new test was developed at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital with 	funding from the UK’s Meningitis Research Foundation and Northern Ireland’s NHS Trust, and licensed exclusively to HiberGene

Dominic Coyle A Dublin company has won EU approval for a new test that allows doctors to confirm the potentially fatal bacterial meningitis (...)

A Department of Health spokeswoman pointed out the new meningitis vaccine has not been included in any national immunisation programme by any other country. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Department of Health says it is considering an official recommendation to provide a new vaccine against meningitis for all young children.The Nati(...)

Gemma O’Connor with her children Dara (left) and Finnán: ‘I am definitely one of the lucky ones.’

The weather hasn’t been too bad lately but winter is not far away and with it come the usual coughs and sneezes. However, while mild doses of this kin(...)