Since the Hib vaccine was introduced in 1992, cases of meningitis dropped by 99% from 800 cases a year to just 12 cases last year.
Since the meningitis C vaccine was introduced in 1999, deaths fell from 79 to an average of less than one death a year.
The pneumococcal vaccine has also helped to prevent over 900 serious cases of meningitis.
Mr Johnson, said: ‘In just over 15 years, thanks to the NHS immunisation programme, cases of meningitis are at a record low.
‘This is thanks to decades of research by scientists and dedication of NHS staff, and with the support of parents.'
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