Herd Immunity: What is it, and why does it matter? Social media resources

We can protect ourselves from a range of vaccine preventable diseases through immunisation. We can also protect each other through ensuring that enough of our population have been immunised to prevent diseases from spreading. Below is a table of the herd immunity thresholds (the percentage of the population who would need to be vaccinated to protect those who had not been immunised), and an infographic explaining how herd immunity works.