Herd Immunity is when we have meet a threshold of vaccinated individuals that disease doesn’t have enough unvaccinated people to spread easily. It might infect a small pocket of people, but it doesn’t have room to spread because there are no people to infect.
We vaccinate our children so they can contribute to the herd of people who are keeping disease out of our community.
Vaccinating your family so others can benefit from the protective power of vaccines is super cool, right? So share your love of herd immunity with these messages.
I vaccinate my family to stop the spread of disease. A vaccine protects the child and decreases the spread of that disease to others. #vaccinestrong
I vaccinate to build community immunity. By vaccinating most people, we can protect our entire community from diseases. If enough people choose not to vaccinate, it leaves an opening for disease to break through and spread. It’s important for everyone to take part in protecting all members of our community. #vaccinestrong
I vaccinate my family to protect people too sick. Some kids can never get vaccinated. Children with illnesses like leukemia, other cancers, heart problems, or even some kids with asthma are too sick to get vaccines. Some teens, adults, and elderly can also be too sick to get protection with vaccination. #vaccinestrong
I vaccinate my family to protect people too young or too old to get vaccinated. Some vaccines can’t be given to babies or the elderly because of their age, leaving them defenseless to diseases. By vaccinating children on time, we build a community of immunity around babies and grandparents so they have a fighting chance. #vaccinestrong
I vaccinate my family to protect those not fully vaccinated & those who do not get full protection: No vaccine is 100% effective. Some people don’t respond fully to a vaccine, or its protection has worn off and they need a booster shot. When most of us are vaccinated, we increase the protection for all. #vaccinestrong
Source: Vax Northwest