COVID-19 and Herd Immunity


ÖZYAVUZ ALP Ş. , Altintas H.

FLORA INFEKSIYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLINIK MIKROBIYOLOJI DERGISI, vol.26, no.2, pp.232-237, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/flora.20219803
  • Title of Journal : FLORA INFEKSIYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLINIK MIKROBIYOLOJI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-237
  • Keywords: Vaccination, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Herd immunity, Social behaviour, SARS CORONAVIRUS, RESPONSES

Abstract

During the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the concept of herd immunity is often mentioned. In order to achieve herd immunity, a sufficient proportion of the individuals in the community should have adequate immunity against the pathogen. The route of transmission and infectivity of the pathogen, and behavioral characteristics and protection measures taken by the society are important factors for the realization of herd immunity. In this review article, the concept of and requirements and restrictive factors for the development of herd immunity in the context of COVID-19 have been discussed.