This bad bug is still fairly common. It’s the most common cause of infant meningitis. Continue vaccination is quite important. That’s why I start this vaccine very early in my Alternative Vaccine Schedule.
I know some parents choose not to vaccinate their kids, and some choose to delay vaccines until their kids are older. After reading all the available negative literature on vaccines myself, I’m not surprised that some parents make this choice. However, some anti-vaccine literature states that ALL vaccine-preventable diseases aren’t that serious or common, and parents shouldn’t worry about them. This simply isn’t true. Some diseases ARE serious, and some ARE still common. While pneumococcal disease isn’t the MOST common or serious, it certainly is high up on the list. Parents who decline vaccines, or who wish to delay them, may find Chapter 18 in The Vaccine Book of particular interest. It highlights which diseases are the most common and serious ones. Parents should be aware of how these diseases are contracted and how they can be prevented. Parents should also consider Selectively Vaccinating their kids against these diseases.