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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)
Video Illustrator: Omkar Bhagat (twitter:@TheCuriousEnggr)
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Bohlke, K., Davis, R.L., Marcy, S. M., Braun, M. M., DeStefano, F., Black, S.B., Mullooly, J.P., Thompson, R.S. (2003). Risk of Anaphylaxis After Vaccination of Children and Adolescents, Pediatrics, 112, 815-820.

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