Women will walk 10 kilometers in the heat with their child to line up for the vaccine. They know the power of vaccines. We take tuem for granted here in the US because we have not seen these diseases or our children die from them.
vaccineswork: How vaccines work for a communityEver wondered why people talk about immunisation as being important for a community, as well as for an individual? The effect in question is called herd immunity, and it means that when a group is mostly immunised, those who can’t get vaccinated are much better protected from harm since the disease isn’t as easily passed on.Thanks to Dr Nathan Boostra for reminding us of this great graphic on Twitter!