community immunity


Definition of community immunity

: herd immunity Encouraging our families, friends and neighbors to get vaccinated adds layers of protection and helps us create community immunity.— Larry Antonucci There is a level of vaccination that is needed to protect a community from an outbreak of disease. This is called "herd immunity" and sometimes, "community immunity."— Erica Parker

First Known Use of community immunity

1915, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Community immunity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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