Hi! I am going to just post a bunch of links and see where it takes you.
In this study over a six year period (2000-2006) researchers came to the conclusion that:
In addition to the proportional increase in cases of nontype b Haemophilus influenzae disease in the post H. influenzae type b vaccine era, the incidence of invasive H. influenzae disease was found to be approaching the rates of H. influenzae type b disease that were documented in the prevaccine period. Fifty-six percent of invasive disease now occurs in individuals aged >10 years.
Here, I found a place that has all kinds of links that I do. Hope this might help:
The website links you directly to the studies. That is helpful.
That link will take you to two more pages. It is also a good read.
Just for your reading: The types of Meningitis:
It is a complex thing to look at and I feel ya there. The testing was done on younger children and never alone. There was never a placebo. It was a group of kids normally given one type of Hib... and the "control" group given DTP or a combo shot of one of the other vaxes they had. If they all had about the same reactions in both groups.... it was deemed safe. This is how all vaxes are tested.
Also, there is no "preservative free" shot. They like to claim that their is one.... but I still consider large amounts of aluminum to be dangerous personally. They are just trading toxins.
This is another link from someone else asking similar questions, check out all the links.
It is a few years old but relevant. In fact, I would go to the search engine under Vaccinations and do a search for everything you can find on HIB.
There is a wealth of info on old threads.
"Those who are afraid retreat.
Those who are brave grow greater.
Never fear, always grow."
Going on personal experience with Hib being one of the specifics that my DD reacted to (tested by our ND) at 2 and 5mos before we stopped altogether, she's also dairy/gluten/soy reactive, our ND is fully supportive in not vaxxing her any further as she and I both react pretty heavily to vaccines. I guess it's not one of those things I really worry about her getting, and I worry less about most diseases with each day because the older she gets, the stronger she gets.