Glossary

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December 22, 2016 @ 14:13 PM

There’s no shortage of jargon when it comes to discuss issues around vaccination, so we’ve compiled a list explaining commonly terms to help demystify the subject.

Herd immunity

When a high percentage of the population is protected against a pathogen, making it difficult for a disease to infect new hosts because there are so few new people to infect. This can effectively stop the spread of disease in the community.

Humoral immunity

Immunity referring to elements dissolved in the blood or body fluids, such as antibodies in the blood, rather than cells.