VACCINATIONS IN CHILDREN FORCES NEW BACTERIA TO RISE. I’m not sure at what point we decided, as a public health service, that we can eradicate all communicable diseases from society. Guess what? Mother Nature ALWAYS wins. I consider it a giant “wac-a-mole” game. Smash down an infectious agent and another one, sometimes more dangerous, pops up.
In this particular case, the vaccine for pneumonia (Prevnar) only protects against some of the strains that can cause invasive pneumonia in children. And, for a few years, we saw a drop in cases. But, as Mother Nature moves to establish her dominance, we’ve seen an increase in another subtype of the bacteria. And guess what? 30% of these new cases were multidrug resistant. The sad thing is that it is rare for pediatricians to discuss ways to raise healthy children and keep a strong immune system (environmental toxin avoidance, high phytonutrient diet, Vit D, no junk foods, etc…) but will jump on vaccination instead. It is truly up to parents to be proactive in raising healthy children. You can NOT rely on your doctor anymore.