Definition of herd immunity in English:
The resistance to the spread of a contagious disease within a population that results if a sufficiently high proportion of individuals are immune to the disease, especially through vaccination: the level of vaccination needed to achieve herd immunity varies by disease
More example sentences
- The vaccination is seen as a way to achieve herd immunity as it stops the spread of the illness from children to others that are vulnerable to flu.
- Children whose parents opt not to vaccinate decrease herd immunity, which protects populations from communicable diseases.
- They found no evidence that vaccination prevents viral transmission, putting the whole herd immunity myth once again into question.
Definition of herd immunity in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.