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What is Herd Immunity?

Video   Oct 26, 2018 | Video provided by the Microbiology Society

 

How often have you heard someone say 'if vaccines work, why worry about the unvaccinated?'

Watch this video to learn about herd immunity and the vaccine threshold - key phenomenons that provide protection from infectious diseases on a population level.

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