Originally Posted by john57
I also like to point out another fact that confusing to some parents. To protect or vaccine someone from possible bacterial meningitis that could come from a cochlear implantation. You take the pneumococcal vaccine, not the meningitis vaccine which protects against other forms of meningitis that usually has no bearing if you have a cochlear implant or not. This was confusing to some and you may think that you need both, but several doctors have told patients that you usually only need the pneumococcal vaccine to protect against the one usually type of bacterial that could come from a cochlear implantation.
Exactly. And then there is also the confusion that arises between the difference between viral pneumonia, bacterial pneumonia, bacterial menigitis, and viral meningitis.