Strabane family welcome news that deadly meningitis vaccine to be introduced

Sean and Marie Devine who had brought their campaign to Stormont
Sean and Marie Devine who had brought their campaign to Stormont

A Strabane family have welcomed the announcement that a vaccine that protects against a deadly form of meningitis is set to be introduced in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Meningitis charities said more data had led to today's decision, and it was a "wonderful outcome".

About 1,870 people contract meningitis B each year and one in 10 dies.

16-year-old schoolgirl Terri Devine died in December 2008 after she contracted meningistis, her family then launched a campaign for a vaccination to be introduced.

Speaking today, Terris father Sean, said it's great news that a vaccine has finally been introduced:

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