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June 24 2019

Takeaways: Vaccines and Measles Outbreaks

by Julie Gunlock

This dip in vaccination rates has damaged the nation’s “herd immunity,” which occurs when a large portion of the population is vaccinated, thereby hampering the diseases’ ability to find a host. With measles, herd immunity is only achieved when at least 90-95 percent of the population is vaccinated. Without robust herd immunity, certain individuals who cannot receive vaccinations (e.g. newborns) will be left vulnerable to these dangerous diseases.

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