Herd Immunity: It's not just for cattle!

Posted by Tim Gutierrez on December 10, 2018 at 6:07pm

Ranchers have known for decades that when you vaccinate one animal, you make the whole herd healthier because it breaks the chain of transmitting illness.  When 95% of the herd has been vaccinated, you reach a state of “herd immunity” where illness is unlikely to occur at all, even in animals with weaker immune systems.  Practicing immunization saves the lives of the animals, reduces the veterinarian bills, and makes for a more profitable bottom line.
It works similarly in humans--vaccination protects more than just Continue Reading...


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