The concept of herd immunity is based on observations of natural inoculation – disease sweeps through the herd and the group is naturally immunized. It does NOT apply to vaccinated individuals.
Though vaccines are modeled on inoculation, they are not the same thing. Getting a case of chicken pox, measles or pertussis protects the individual permanently, while immunizations wane within a few years.
Although these diseases may sound scary, if managed properly with natural remedies, symptoms can be mild and brief. My children had measles and chicken pox – and one even had a case of tetanus, but symptoms were mild and recovery rapid with homeopathy.
In the following videos, Dr. Suzanne Humphries explains how herd immunity does not apply to those who are vaccinated.
For more information on the return of whooping cough and how to treat it naturally, read this post.