Hello, I haven't posted here in a while.
I got this article from the Natural News Web site: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20823436
Essentially, it says that PCV7 caused children to have carriage of serotype 19A (the one that is antibiotic-resistant and dangerous). Just like what has always been discussed here, and more proof that this vaccine was a very bad idea. Of course, DD and DS1 had this vaccine. So, my understanding is that they are more likely to carry this strain, and could well carry it (without having actually gotten invasive disease).
Does my lack-of-foresight in getting the first two the PCV7 mean I need to consider the PCV13 for DS2 (an infant)? If the older two carry 19A, and pass it to him, he will not necessarily become ill (but obviously wouldn't have any immunity to this new, untreatable strain). OTOH, if this strain is new, do I carry it now? (From being in the same house as my other children, and from having breastfed them for several years.) And so do I protect my infant from even 19A through my breastmilk?
I know that breastfeeding is supposed to protect infants from invasive pneumococcus generally, and was recognized to do so in the "pre-vaccine era" (ten years ago), though the invasive disease was more prevalent then due to low breastfeeding rates.
If anyone has thoughts on this, I'd appreciate them!