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Herd Immunity and Types of Immunity

The BSI have developed Herd Immuity resources for use at the annual Schools Science Conference and Oxford's Vaccine and Infectious Diseases' Day. These resources will show you how herd immunity works and the different types of immunity. 


Herd Immunity Postcards

Herd Immunity occurs when the vaccination of a significant portion of a population provides a measure of protection for individuals who have not developed immunity. The postcards provide a visual illustration of how the process of herd immunity works. We use different bugs to represent vaccinated, healthy non-vaccinated and sick non-vaccinated.

Types of Immunity Postcards

Developed in the style of the London Underground Tube Map, we used the different lines to illustrate the different types of immunity involved in protecting our bodies from pathogens. The postcard identifies both natural and artificial immunity as they stimulate immune responses to develop protection.