The elderly, children and sick people must be protected.
After 60 years, sensitivity to bacteria increases dramatically. According to the statistics of American scientists, on 100 thousand population 6 people die in old age because of pneumococcal sepsis.
In the season of colds media doctor raised the issue of compulsory vaccination. He recalled that, being protected from the flu should not forget to get the vaccine and pneumococcus. This bacterium is fatal, as it causes meningitis. Pneumococcus is the nasopharynx overwhelming numbers of Russians and lives there in “sleep mode,” however, the loss of sensitivity to the bacteria promotes the penetration of infection into the blood. This resulted in the development of invasive disease.
Butchers urged seniors to be vaccinated against pneumococcus, as they are at a particular risk. This is due to the fact that people over 65 reduced immunity, and resistance to dangerous bacteria drops dramatically.
Vaccination against pneumococcus is also indicated for children and sick people. In a special crisis group – people with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, with lung disease and smokers. Butchers have focused on the fact that vaccination against pneumococcus is “a matter of life and death” for those who have the spleen removed or installed a cochlear implant.
Dr. Myasnikov concluded that you need to be attentive to the health of their grandparents: “Vaccination for 65+ won’t harm you, and the benefits will be enormous.”
This will protect against meningitis will develop a stable immunity to the bacteria pneumococcus.