There is nothing that strikes fear into the heart of any parent more than diseases like meningococcal.
The infectious disease can spread easily through those who carry and who have contracted the virus, and in some instances, there is not much you can do to stop it.
Vaccines have provided a tangible way to prevent the spread of the disease but, as with the most recent case of a 10-month-old baby in Launceston, it is not a fool-proof system.
This baby contracted meningococcal strain B, which is not currently subsidised or on the immunisation schedule for children.
Parents and carers have to pay outright up to $1000 for each of their children to have the vaccine - that must be administered over several doses.
With many Tasmanian families low-income earners, or living in low socio-economic areas, this cost is simply out of their reach.
Despite how much they might care for their children, and want to do the best by them if you don't have the money there is simply nothing you can do.
There is ample data out there to suggest that many Tasmanians have to choose between putting food on the table and paying the power bill. To put money away for a bill of that size is just unreachable.
Meningococcal cases are steady in Tasmania but last year Hobart teenager Sarah Rose Beltz died from strain W in July.
Coroner Simon Cooper released his report into her death in March and urged the Tasmanian Government to offer free meningococcal B vaccines to the public as part of the recommendations arising from her death.
While diseases like meningococcal, which has many strains, is hard to combat simultaneously, there is a case growing that the B strain may be worth adding to the schedule.
The ball is squarely in the court of government, at both a state and federal level, to decide whether to offer subsidised or free meningococcal B vaccinations, in light of the recent case.
Because there should not be a price put on children's health.