Shefali Deo wrote: ↑
22 Nov 2018, 15:25
A concept of “herd community”.Is it practiced in India? If Yes , then at what extent ? Also , are there any significant advantages of practicing herd community.
Herd immunity-better to consider as an achievement rather than a practice. If you vaccinate, you are protecting yourself and community around you. In fact, now this session however may contribute a little for herd immunity by creating awareness about vaccination significance.
As for advantages, we have eradicated small pox from the world- best example for herd immunity. Pneumococcal infections are more prominent in adults than in pediatrics. However vaccination in children reduced the risk of exposures in adults to pneumococcal infections.
In Indian Scenario, it is difficult to practice herd immunity, due to diversity, lack of awareness, high incidence of communicable diseases, importantly ineligibility for vaccination due to immuno-suppressive conditions like AIDS, cancer, Tuberculosis etc.,
We can hope for herd immunity by implementing better approaches and practice by educating ourselves and to public concerning significance of vaccination.