SummitRN has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.
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Herd Immunity means lowering a population’s susceptibility to a disease to the point where a disease cannot remain endemic, introduced outbreaks fade without intervention, and the vulnerable are protected by the immunity of the herd. Let’s learn about how we actually achieve herd immunity with vaccination and “how much is enough?” We’ll examine the basis of epidemic theory, and examine Measles vaccination and the Measles current outbreak as an example. Fascinating stuff ahead!