A Visualisation Of How Herd Immunity Works, And Why Vaccines Are Important

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By breaking the chain of a disease's transmission, herd immunity protects the most vulnerable among us, including newborns and sick people who can't receive vaccines. But in order for it to work, a certain percentage of people in a community must be vaccinated.

This very important concept may feel abstract when explaining it to the doubtful or the complacent, so here's a stark visual created by Reddit user theotheredmund, using data from Epidemiologic Reviews.

See, in a startling way, how vaccinating your kid helps others.

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How Herd Immunity Works [Reddit]


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