30 May Badger Talks video: Is herd immunity attainable?
But what if it’s a destination we actually never reach?
“It is difficult to predict how many (people) need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity in a population,” says Ajay Sethi, associate professor of population health sciences at the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and director of the Master of Public Health program.
But, he adds: “We are headed in the right direction as more people choose to be vaccinated. Ultimately, we want a high vaccination rate among people at any and every type of gathering or group activity that people do normally.”
Sethi makes his comments in a new episode of Badger Talks, an interview series produced by UW–Madison University Communications.