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Mom to a bright & energetic 6 y.o. boy With my sweetie for 10 years now Registered nurse
I keep hearing about the "meningitis vaccine" and how unvaxxed children are a risk to other children because they may give them meningitis, blah blah. I know the Pneumococcal conjugate and Hib vaxxes may protect against a few strains of infection that may lead to meningitis. But you can still contract meningitits a number of other ways, correct? (Not to mention that children who are vaxxed with Hib are mysteriously at increased risk for contracting Hib immediately afterward). I mean I thought meningitis was a possible result of a bad infection, not a strain of infection itself. If I understand correctly, it would kind of be like saying there is a fever vaccine, a fever is a symptom not a disease and meningitis is a possible outcome, not a disease. Right?!