Kind of Activity:
Students will understand herd immunity and the importance of vaccinations
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This activity is drawn from a more extensive lesson plan that can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/careerpaths/scienceambassador/documents/herd-immunity-2013.pdf.
Herd immunity is a situation where enough people in a population are immune to a disease to prevent its outbreak. Herd immunity is generally achieved through vaccinations. If an infected person interacts with only vaccinated people, their illness will be unable to spread; the more unvaccinated people the infected person...
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