The idea that vaccines could provide herd immunity came from the fact that when a large percentage of a given population have had a natural illness, they are protected for life and their immunity to the disease means that the disease is less able to circulate among the population.
Vaccine makers simply assume that because true immunity to disease yields a type of herd immunity, vaccines must do the same thing. And they point to the fact that we have low disease rates in the western world as proof that vaccine induced herd immunity is the reason.
But the vaccines don't created herd immunity and they are not the sole reason for low disease rates. In fact, vaccine induced immunity does not last for life, it wanes and in some cases very rapidly. Researchers found that a large portion of kids who received DTaP shots had zero immunity to pertussis just 4 years after the shot.
There is more to this whole issue and we will write a bigger article about it soon but for now we want to highlight new data released by CDC. CDC conducted a survey of a representative group of US adults and found that the rate of vaccination of adults is "depressingly low".
Just 12% have had Hepatitis A shots.
Just 16% have had TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria pertussis).
Just 20% have had shingles.
Just 35% of women have had HPV
What does this all say about vaccine induced herd immunity?
It says that it is a farce. Vaccine proponents always say that 90% of "the herd" needs to be vaccinated for herd immunity to exists.
We also know that vaccine induced immunity is not permanent."
So if only a small percentage of the adult population is vaccinated, and if they have not had these diseases to confer permanent immunity, and if vaccine induced immunity is not permanent, the fact that all of these folks are walking around totally......
..... Well You get the Point :) Don't buy into the fear mongering.