To save Mike Rolls, doctors amputated parts of his body, including his right leg. Nine years later, he made the decision to amputate the other one. This is why.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announces a free meningococcal vaccine for children a week after the WA Government launched its own free vaccine, accusing his state counterpart of using the announcement for political gain knowing WA wouldn't have to cover the cost.
Health advocates call on the Federal Government to update its vaccination schedule to include protection from a deadly strain of Meningococcal disease which has killed at least 10 people this year, following the death of a young Western Australian woman.
Three years ago, Perth baby Robbie Buchan had his arms and legs amputated after contracting meningococcal B — but his parents say he never would have contracted the disease if the Federal Government offered free vaccinations against the deadly strain.