Meningitis vaccine under microscope

Oct 22, 2006

The meningococcal immunisation programme is being investigated after suggestions the vaccine could cause chronic fatigue syndrome.

The claims were made during a documentary which screened in Norway.

New Zealand and Norway are the only two counties which have used the vaccine.

However, the director of the meningococcal immunisation programme is assuring parents the programme is safe.

Dr Jane O'Hallahan says there is no evidence to suggest the vaccine would case the syndrome.

O'Hallahan says if she had to choose again whether to vaccinate her children, she would.