Vaccination of “70%  of the target population is not herd immunity” so says Let’s Talk Panelist

Vaccination of “70%  of the target population is not herd immunity” so says Let’s Talk Panelist

‘Herd immunity’, also known as ‘population immunity’ according to the World Health Organisation is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection.

According to the New York Times, scientists recommend the 70 percent of the total population of a country be  vaccinated for the country to achieve herd immunity from the COVID-19 virus.

On Tuesday June 8th, Let’s Talk Panelists Dr. Patricia Bartlette addressed on the program the misinterpretation of the 70% herd immunity against the target population vs the total population:

 

Also on Tuesday, over 30,000 people in the federation have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This, according to the Ministry of Health, is 64.3 percent.

Dr. Bartlette further addressed the recent figures released by the Ministry of Health: 

Dr. Patricia Bartlette.                                          

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