From the Mayo Clinic Website:
‘Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. As a result, the whole community becomes protected-not just those who are immune…
A vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19 is an ideal approach to achieving herd immunity. Vaccines create immunity without causing illness or resulting complications…’
In November, I had a flu shot for the first time. I never had the flu before and had never been part of the target population when shortages occurred. However, to support the concept of herd immunity, I got the shot (as well as one for the shingles).
On Monday, the first Americans received a COVID-19 Vaccine. It will be some time before I can get vaccinated, but as soon as I’m eligible, I’ll take advantage of it and become part of the herd.
Stay safe, my friends. There is light at the end of the tunnel. It will be wonderful to see your smiling faces at conferences next summer.