The only UK Charity Solely Committed To Finding A Vaccine. Today, like every other day in the UK, at least two children under 5 will contract this devastating disease in the UK. There is still no vaccine for the most common form and it can kill in under 4 hours. The sooner we find a vaccine to protect against all forms of meningitis, the less chance it will have of affecting someone you know. Find out more about the disease and our work.