Vaccine demand

AN EMOTIONAL PLEA: Mount Gambier resident Judy Koopman holds a photograph of her granddaughter Skylar Lawrence, who died from the deadly meningococcal B-strain late last year. She is standing with Skylar’s great-grandmother Lesley Medhurst, who has called for immediate action.

A MOUNT Gambier woman who lost her precious granddaughter to invasive meningococcal disease has made an emotional plea for the B-strain vaccine to be urgently funded.

Judy Koopman – whose granddaughter Skylar, 2, tragically died from the insidious meningococcal B-strain in October last year – said a cost effective vaccination


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