How Risky Are Vaccines?

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herd immunity: immunity that occurs when the vaccination of a portion of a population provides protection for individuals who have not developed immunity

Script Writer: Kate Yoshida (twitter:@KateYoshida)
Script Editor: Emily Elert (twitter:@eelert)
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